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Public Safety

 

Partnership with states and municipalities replaces wash-your-hands-of-it and kick-the-can-down-the-road policies

Instead of outright repression, crime prevention. Instead of washing one's hands of the problem with the argument that pubic safety is the obligation of state governments, there is now a federal government committed to building partnerships and supporting states and municipalities. This is how Lula and Dilma have changed the focus of safety policy as of 2003 and, simultaneously, boosted investment in public safety.

In these 12 years, the federal government has been a constant partner with state governments, both in structuring actions, as in Rio de Janeiro and Alagoas, as well as in emergency situations, as happened in São Paulo, Bahia, Goiás, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte.