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The German National Center for Crime Prevention (NCCP) is a newly established research institution for evidence based practices in crime prevention. It prepares systematic reviews and research synthesis for selected crime prevention approaches and crime problems, such as sexual offender treatment, juvenile repeated offender rehabilitation, right- and left-wing violence, Hooliganism and the prevention of violent extremism. As a knowledge broker one of its objectives is to translate research evidence into policy relevant Information.

Next to the dissemination of research results the NZK also carries out evaluation research in areas that lack impact evaluation. One such area is the prevention and countering of violent extremisms (CVE) where our understanding about the impact of preventive programs and measures is still very limited despite the massive expansion of programs in many countries.

In 2016 the NCCP was founded following the recommendation of the working group “crime and security” in the Chancellor’s Experts’ Dialogue on Germany’s Future (Experts’ Dialogue) and is currently in a three-year development stage. Organizationally, we are affiliated with the German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK) and supported by an advisory committee and a steering Group. Both boards include representatives from academia, policy, and practice.