National Council for Crime Prevention
 

The National Council for Crime Prevention is a crime prevention expert and cooperation agency, established in the Ministry of Justice, Finland. The goal is to decrease the harm caused by crime and to increase security.

The Council has been in its current form since 1999, but was originally established 10 years earlier. The Council incorporates representatives of the central ministries, municipal government, criminological research, commercial and industrial life. The Council consists of a chairperson and deputy chairperson, and 16 members and their substitutes, who are nominated for three-year terms.

The primary concern is on local crime prevention, and the Council supports such local activity by means of providing expert guidance, informing relevant agents about the program, and participating in the decision-making related to financial support provided for by the Ministry of Justice.

Council for Crime Prevention

The Chair of the Council is District prosecutor Eija Velitski and Executive Secretary is Minna Piispa. The Council consists of a chairperson and deputy chairperson, and 16 members and their substitutes, who are nominated for three-year terms. The present term expires on September 2018.

The organisation of the Council

International Co-operation

The Council participates in many international contexts to promote crime prevention. Cooperation with the crime prevention councils of the other Nordic countries is an important part of our work. The Council also participates in crime prevention cooperation in the European Union and the United Nations.

About international activities

Tasks and Activities

The Council prepare for example regular assessments of crime problems, with recommendations for crime reduction measures. During the term 2015–2018, the priorities of the Council are: to strengthen the knowledge base for crime prevention, to foster local crime prevention work and to draw up a national programme for crime prevention.

More about the tasks