ROLE MODEL
Violence prevention

We promote high impact programs in order to prevent violence with medium and high-risk young people, through a group of intervention model with a cognitive behavioral approach in a school, court and neighborhood context. 

In 2017, we launched the ROLE Cognitive Behavioral Model, supported by ITESO and USAID. From a logic of collective impact, we will create alliances with local actors to strengthen them as implementing partners, and improve the socioemotional development of young people, preventing violent criminal behavior of greater severity. 

We have an adapted version for schools, civic courts and gang/neighborhood districts.

Since 2019, the model acquired enough evidence to be transferred to public and private institutions that currently work with young people, who wish to improve their impact on inclusion and development of youth and/or crime and prison recidivism prevention. 

Role model impact

We have successful results with at risk young people in schools and with first offenders, as well as promising results in gangs and social readjustment centers. 

External parties have made consultancy for the design of the model with open population (JVP,2017) and evaluation and consultancy for the redesign in school context (JPal Latinoamerica,2018), as well as an evaluation of processes and one of intermediate results (Consultoria LEES,2018). 

We also have two processes evaluations (2018 and 2019), and two intermediate results evaluations (2018 and 2019), which shows positive effects on the intervention such as the decrease of compulsive behaviors of self-control (15%), aggressive behaviors (15% to 35%), improvement of prosocial behavior (12%) and tools that helps decrease violent criminal behavior.