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Building a Support System to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

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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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In  the  absence  of  a  complex  approach  to  work  with  children  of  social  risk  groups  in  Latvia,  the objective  of  this  project  is  to reduce  risks  of  exclusion  for  children  with  deviations  in  social behaviour  and  to  create  a  safe environment  for  a  successful  development  of  these  children.  The target group includes 240 children and young people of social risk groups and 9 senior persons.
The project will be in three regions of Latvia: Madona, Saldus and Cesis in cooperation with local municipalities, and project partners from Switzerland. Project’s activities envisage to establish a model of Inter-institutional Cooperation in each of the municipalities, including regional working groups which will perform the process of selection of children and young people, and organise for them  useful  and  healthy  recreational  activities:  sports,  tourism  events,  art  activities, basic education about principles of business and military service. As a result, the Project will:

  • a) create a sustainable support system for the prevention of juvenile offences suitable for the specific needs of  various  regions  of  Latvia;
  • b) publish  a  monitoring  report,  compiling  lessons  learned  and drawing on the Swiss experience;
  • c) promote a philosophy of change in working with children of social risk groups towards a supportive and restorative approach instead of punitive approach.
Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 76208.24 LVL / 108 434.56 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mac-113
Project Promoter: Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS
Partner(s): Madona municipality, Saldus municipality, Cēsis municipality, foundation "Institut international des Droits de l'Enfant" (International Children's Rights Institute)
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 30.06.2012.
Place of implementation: Rīga; Saldus county; Madonas county; Cēsu county
Legal address: Alberta st.13, Rīga, LV-1010
Phone: 67039259
Fax: 67039244