The Director of FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP), Marco Aurelio Ruediger, has been appointed by the Brazilian Ministry of Public Safety to join the Academic Council of Public Safety. The advisory initiative brings together scholars to discuss Brazil’s situation regarding the subject, improve the quality of information, analyses and statistics, and propose public policies, specific actions and legislative reforms, among others. Members will serve a two-year term, with the possibility of extension for the same period.
The council is chaired by the Minister of Public Safety and includes 13 scholars from Brazilian universities and civil society organizations. In addition to appointed members, the council may invite other individuals and institutions to attend meetings, according to the specificity of the subject under debate. Meetings will be held every month or whenever convened by the chairperson.
The council’s tasks include advising the Minister of Public Safety regarding plans, programs, projects, statistics and activities of interest to public safety; proposing public policies in the field of public safety, particularly regarding governance in safety, police and prison systems, suggesting the creation of specific work groups for this purpose; promoting the mobilization and engagement of the academic community to draft public safety policy and rule proposals, including by supporting the establishment of a Brazilian association for the study of public safety; promoting research in fields of interest to the ministry, including through dialog with scientific research development entities and private entities interested in the subject; and establishing a National Public Safety Monitoring Center.
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