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Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Mexico Violence Prevention and Reduction (PREVI) Activity José Lobo

José Lobo is an expert on citizen security and crime and violence prevention policy. He has more than ten years of experience working in the public sector for the Office of the Presidency of Mexico, the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) and the National Commission for Security (CNS). He currently serves as deputy chief of party for a violence prevention program in Mexico. José holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Political Action and Citizen Participation from the Francisco de Vitoria University and Madrid’s College of Attorneys.

by José Lobo

Using Civic Justice to Disrupt Cycles of Violence: Lessons Learned from Mexico

Last month in Morelia, Michoacán in Mexico, a woman returned to her vehicle to find she was being ticketed by a police officer for parking in a no parking zone. She became verbally aggressive towards the officer, pushed him, and accused him of distributing tickets only to collect bribes. Three years ago, Morelia authorities would…