Goal 11: Prevent crime and violence in key municipalities of El Salvador and support reforms, as outlined on components 2 (Social Prevention of Violence and Crime) and 5 (Institutional and Legal Reform) of the National Policy for Justice, Public Safety and Violence Prevention. On Track The Government of El Salvador (GOES) continues to strengthen the 76 Municipal Prevention Councils (CMP) nationwide including with other donors. Under the Security and Employment Pact Project in the metropolitan area of San Salvador and the Justice Sector Institutional Strengthening Plan supported by
8 the Spanish Development Agency (AECID), a training process in the culture of peace and civil protection has been implemented, reaching 800 youth in the municipalities of Mejicanos, Cuscatancingo, Ayutuxtepeque, Ilopango, Soyapango and Ciudad Delgado. In addition, 160 leader facilitators in the San Salvador area have been trained in violence prevention, benefitting a total of 2,300 youth. The USG continues to support the National Prevention Office (PREPAZ) by training 55 staff members for the implementation of the National Violence Prevention Strategy, and has strengthened CMPs from three municipalities in developing diagnostics on violence and designing municipal prevention plans. The Youth Center (CONVIVE) in the municipality of Ilopango was equipped, benefitting approximately 1,000 children and youth per day another 3,500 youth per month attend the 14 new outreach centers located in high risk communities in 4 municipalities. Approximately 600 youth graduated from different occupational trainings in the municipality of Soyapango, and 2,425 youth were trained for work in the 33 outreach centers nationwide (the number of centers has since grown to 39). The USG launched two new activities to prevent crime and violence, totaling of $45 million over a period of five years, which will reach 60 high risk municipalities. Two new municipalities were selected, and their CMP initiated risk mapping. Nineteen high risk municipalities were pre-selected, and 12 will benefit from the new activities this year.