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Patrick Burton

Biography

Patrick Burton is the Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP), a Cape Town-based  organization engaged in the field of crime and violence prevention.  Patrick holds an H.Dip. in Development Planning from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a MSc. degree in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has spent time seconded to the National Department of Provincial and Local Government, and to the Department of Communications.  He co-designed, and led the second South African Crime Victimization study, undertaken by the Institute for Security Studies, as well as several site-based victimization surveys.  As a consultant to the ISS, Patrick was the lead researcher on a number of Malawi qualitative and quantitative studies.  While at CJCP, Patrick has worked on two national youth victimisation studies; on youth resilience to violence; and extensively, on school-based and cyber violence.  He is currently a co-investigator and project manager on a national study on child abuse, violence and neglect, as well on a five-year epidemiological study on sexual violence against girls at school. He is the lead on the development of a National School Safety Framework for the National Department of Basic Education. He has extensive experience in the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and studies for violence prevention, and is responsible for the research component of the Kenyan Crime and Violence Observatory. He has led the  design of numerous local safety strategies for local government throughout the region.  Patrick regularly delivers training on crime and violence prevention management through the University of Witwatersrand, and the Polytechnic of Namibia, and is responsible for the M&E for crime and violence prevention module of these courses. He has undertaken work in South Africa, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

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