CRIME PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP (CPP) WORKSHOP ON SOC PREVENT PROJECT IN AJEROMI-IFELODUN LGA LAGOS STATE.
CLEEN Foundation in partnership with Torch Light Group are implementing a project known as PREVENT Serious Organized Crime (SOC) in Ajeromi-Ijelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State.The rationale behind the focal area is due to the high rise in the increase of cybercrimes, cultism, financial scam, money laundering, smuggling and drug trafficking within Ajegunle Ajeromi-Ijelodun Local Government of Lagos State, which is often caused by poverty, poor parenting choices, high rate of school dropouts and peer pressure. As part of CLEEN Foundation’s effort to promote public safety and security in Nigeria, the project is geared towards supporting Nigerian Stakeholders in their effort to combat SOC, develop prevention interventions on how to mitigate SOC, and discourage young persons who are involved in such criminal acts to desist from such and channel their energy into something gainful.The project is a community driven crime prevention project, whereby members of the community with the help of security agents have critical roles to play by proffering solution to the lingering menace.
A Crime Prevention Partnership workshop was organized on the 30th of March 2022, with the purpose of sensitizing and building the capacity of members of the Crime Prevention Partnership (CPP) on their critical role in the implementation of the PREVENT SOC project. Participants were divided intogroupsfor thirty-minute group discussionsto identify the existing crime profile within the local government and also conduct a target audience mapping which included the identification of the organized crimes and the particular area within the local government where each crime is most prevalent. Group presentations were made at the end of the group discussions.
The members of the CPP (Crime Prevention Partnership) will be constantly sensitized and educated on their role in the implementation of the project to achieve success, as crime prevention partnershaving first-hand information on the community, their role cannot be overemphasisedin ensuring that young people in Ajeromi Ifelodun lead successful and fulfilling lives. At the end of the event, the Crime Prevention Partners promised to carry out their duties diligently, hoping that long after the project has been implemented, the community will be able to take ownership of the gains made and build on them in the advancement and development of their community.