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Source of Funding: Swiss - Latvian Cooperation Programme 2009-2012
Program: NGO Fund of Swiss - Latvian cooperation program

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Overall objective: to promote coordinated action of all institutions involved in  investigation and judicature process to ensure child interests in case when a child is involved in criminal process as a victim or a witness, thus improving protection of child interests and provide regeneration of his life quality.

Target  group  of  subproject  –  at  least  50  children,  that  has  suffered  from  violence,  and  6  NGO involved in subproject. Implementation places - Riga, Talsi, Ventspils, Valmiera, Rugāju area.

Main activities: elaboration of guidelines of juvenile questioning and room standard, approbation un typographical printing, informative final seminar for specialists.

Main results:

  • Guidelines  of  juvenile  questioning  and  questioning  room  standards  have  been  elaborated and  approbated  in  at  least  5  NGOs  in  Latvia,  involving  at  least  50  children,  as  well  as typographically printed for further dissemination.
  • Seminar  for  involved  institutions  and  specialists  has  been  provided,  guidelines  and standard  are  accessible,  therefore  number  of  questioning  of  children  involved  in  criminal process using technical equipment has increased;
  • Has  decreased  number  of  situations  when  children  are  subject  of  risk  to  be  involved repeatedly  in  criminal  process  as  victims,  possibilities  for  children  victimisation  and secondary  traumatisation  have  decreased,  life  quality  of  children  involved  in  criminal processes improves.
Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 21848.91 LVL / 31 088.20 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-135
Project Promoter: Establishment „Centre „Dardedze””
Partner(s): Foundation "Vidzemes reģionālais atbalsta centrs Dardedze", foundation "Talsu novada krīžu centrs", foundation "Latgales Reģionālais atbalsta centrs Rasas pērles", foundation "Krīzes centrs ģimenēm ar bērniem "Paspārne", Rīgas council welfare department
Start date of project: 01.12.2010.
Project finish date: 30.11.2011.
Place of implementation: Rīga region - Rīga, Kurzemes region – Talsi, Ventspils, Vidzeme region - Valmiera, Latgales regionregion – Balvi, Rugāju council
Legal address: Cieceres st.3, Rīga, LV-1002
Phone: 67240042; 29489720
Fax: 67281191