WHERE WE WORK

 CSGS works in areas where we have on-the-ground expertise, a deep commitment of the issues we care about and strong ties to the countries in which we make a difference.  We know the value of having Trusted Law Enforcement partners based in key regions – to help foster relationships with like-minded organizations, governments, law enforcement and the media to better understand the areas and, at the same time, remain culturally sensitive. 

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WHERE ARE WE NOW?

CSGS has been launched and tested in Southwestern Europe along the “Balkan Route”—the most notorious transnational crime highway in the world. What does it mean?

  • The Balkan pilot project in 2017 demonstrated that the program can be effective in gaining citizen support and involvement in high risk regions (Balkan Route).

  • Historically, as crimes are solved, the public becomes increasingly engaged in reporting crime tips. Financial reward is a positive reinforcement that becomes grass roots and now a viral phenomenon because of the use of wireless communications and social media.

  • With the introduction of a mobile app, crime tips have tripled in the US where it has been introduced– and arrests have also increased significantly.

  • Even the poorest countries have wireless communications and cell phones—it is the primary global connector. 

  • The human appeal and motivation to participate is anchored in the key promise: anonymity. It has been proven effective for over 40 years.