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The gang truce as a form of violence intervention : implications for policy and practice

  title={The gang truce as a form of violence intervention : implications for policy and practice},
  author={Charles M. Katz and Luis Enrique Amaya},
In this policy brief, sponsored by SolucionES and conducted by FUNDE, a member of the SolucionES Alliance with Arizona State University, we present the main findings from the systematic evaluation of gang truces; including the review of prior research and evidence on the impact of gang truces that have been implemented in El Salvador, Honduras, and Jamaica for the purpose of identifying lessons learned should other governments or donors wish to support gang truces in these or other countries. 
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