Safe and secure communities are fundamental to a free society. Protecting the public and ensuring the safety and security of its citizens is the primary duty of governments around the world. Research and evaluation studies in the areas of crime, justice and fundamental rights can inform the development of public policy by building evidence on underlying problems, the options available to governments and the efficacy of alternative interventions.
ICF GHK provides research, evaluation and policy expertise on crime, justice and fundamental rights that is essential for understanding the effectiveness of different approaches and the complex environment characterised by multi-agency and partnership working.
ICF GHK works with clients at the European, national and local levels to provide analytical and strategic support and help them to understand evidence and improve outcomes. ICF GHK has undertaken a large number of assignments assessing existing and prospective interventions in the areas of:
• crime and re-offending;
• drugs policy;
• fundamental rights;
• border security; and
• civil, commercial and criminal law