Crime and violence related to narco-trafficking affects Mexico’s security and economic development with a particularly significant effect on young people. Communities along the U.S.-Mexico border are especially vulnerable. USAID supports Mexico in developing and testing models to mitigate the community-level impact of crime and violence. Those models which are most successful may be replicated and expanded to other parts of the country by the Government of Mexico, the private sector, and other organizations.
USAID programs focus on three areas:
- improving federal, state and local government capacity to safeguard citizen security
- catalyzing public and private sector resources to expand socio-economic opportunities in the regions most affected by crime
- increasing youth capacity to play a constructive role in their communities by keeping youth in school, developing their job skills, and supporting family counseling and social integration activities
Last updated: May 10, 2013