The Ministry of Finance of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas received a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to implement a Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) in The Bahamas. This initiative is facilitated by The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services and various training and educational institutions and civic groups. The CSJP aims to break down negative social and economic barriers in the most vulnerable communities and empower citizens to self-help and contribute to sustainable solutions. Together, we are “Transforming Lives and Communities”.


The overall objectives of the Programme are to: (i) improve behaviours for non-violent conflict resolution in New Providence; (ii) increase employability and employment of the vulnerable youth population in New Providence; (iii) strengthen institutional capabilities of justice services; and (iv) reduce the recidivism rate among persons within the corrections system.


The CSJP’s goals are achieved through four distinct components: 1. Social Crime + Violence Prevention; 2. Youth Employability + Employment; 3. Justice; and 4. Rehabilitation + Reintegration. Essential support for the CSJP will be public awareness and community mobilisation campaigns targeting influencers such as parents, educators and community leaders.