"This work of the National Force in the past has shown significant results. There have been investigations that, one way and another, were conducted and for which one way or another are reaching a resolution. They are committed professionals. We have learned a lot from them, even though the Goiás Civil Police conducts high quality investigation, and certainly they will also leave here having learned a lot."
Alexander Lourenço, principal delegate of the State Precinct for the Repression-of Organized Criminal Actions (Draco), Goiás.
"Social programs, social movements, through methodologies that end up involving youths experiencing new cultures, to restore their identity and strengthen their self-esteem are very important in this redemption process of young people in a context of violence, especially projects that involving art, projects that work with sports. These are projects that young people truly value and really want. In contexts where these projects exist, youthful reality has changed, youths are gaining new perspectives."
Elder Costa, coordinator of the National Black Youth Forum.
"As the people within those territories work across with the secretariats — Education, Health, Labor, Sports and Recreation, Culture — this has led to more tangible results in these territories."
Adriana Toledo, executive secretary of the Maceio Mayor's Office.
"Pronasci is not simply a program that was born in the offices of Brasilia, but is the result of a process of discussion with society that culminated in the adoption of Law No. 11,530/2007. (...) The law demonstrates a determination of the federal government to assume its responsibilities regarding the extreme violence experienced by the population and pointed out in a recent survey as being the main problem that afflicts people. The human right to a life without violence is present in the law that created Pronasci and the proposal of shared management between the federal government, states and municipalities is one of the strengths of this vaunted public safety policy."
Eliana Graça, political advisor to the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC)