Activities of the Council
The National Council for Crime Prevention meets about four times a year. The meetings focus on fundamental issues of principle and the key themes related to crime prevention. The Council consists of an Executive Committee, a Research Division and a sub-committee for local crime prevention efforts. As necessary, the National Council for Crime Prevention may appoint working groups to discuss specific issues. A secretariat working as part of the Department of Criminal Policy at the Ministry of Justice prepares matters to be considered by the Council. It also manages the day-to-day activities of the Council.
During the term 2018–2021, the Council had the following priorities:
- The Council strengthens the knowledge base for crime prevention.
- The Council develops local crime prevention work relying on a criminological evidence.
- The Council promotes the evaluation of the measures of the crime prevention and puts together the existing evaluation data.
- The Council promotes and follows up the implemention of the national crime prevention program.
The National Council for Crime Prevention, together with the Ministry of Justice, serves as the national contact point for the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), set up in 2001. Cooperation with the Nordic crime prevention councils has long been close.