Patrick Burton

Patrick Burton is the Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP), with 20 years of experience in the development sector.  The CJCP undertakes research on issues relating to violence prevention, with a particular focus on children and youth. While at CJCP, he has undertaken the first and second National Schools Violence studies, and youth victimization studies, as well as the first national cyberbullying and online safety, study in South Africa, all in the role of principal investigator. He currently serves as a consultant to the National Department of Basic Education, and provincial Departments of Community Safety, on the safety and well-being of children.  He has undertaken work across nine countries over the past ten years. Patrick holds a Higher Diploma in Development Planning from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Master of Science degree in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban).

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