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Social inclusion of children and youth with behavioral problems and implementation of measures of open protection


In the frames of the project „Change for good“,a round table was organized in the District office Hall in Vranje on the topic „Social inclusion of children and youth with behavioral problems and implementation of measures of open protection“. Project objectives were presented at the round table underlying the importance of intersectoral cooperation necessary for provision of good quality service to children and youth with behavior problems. The participants were also informed about the significance of early detection and prevention of antisocial behavior of youth through the community based service.  

IMG_5495The round table was attended by the representatives ofthe centers for social work from Vranje, Belgrade and Bore, higher public prosecution, local authorities, police department, representatives from School administration department, NGO “Kokoro” from Bor, IAN – International Aid Network from Belgrade and the media.
Тhe Law on juvenile criminal offenders has foreseen implementation of diversion measures and other alternative sanctions in the community as a form of restorative justice. This project has established a community based social protection service aiming to improve the status of children and youth during the process of developing into mature, responsible and comprehensive personality and achieving their full potential.
The project “Change for good” contributes to social inclusion and poverty reduction of children and youth with behaviour problems through implementation of the Serbian Social Welfare Law and Social Welfare Development Strategy. This goal is achieved through 1) enhancing resocialisation and preventing anti-social behaviour of children and youth with behaviour problems through tailor-made services in three day-care centres located in Bor, Vranje and Belgrade and 2) establishing and strengthening intersectoral partnership and efficient use of resources in targeted communities aimed at promoting positive development of children and youth at risk.
IMG_5498Project is financially supported by European Union and implemented by the NGO “Kokoro” from Bor, in cooperation with NGO “Nexus-Vranje” from Vranje, International Aid Network – IAN from Belgrade, and the Centres for social work in Vranje, Belgrade and Bor. Project duration is 20 months and its total is 201.007 EUR.This activity is part of a wider project “EU support to inclusive society”, financed by the EU with 5.4 million of euros, conducted by the Delegation of the EU in the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with the Ministry of work, employment, veteran and social affairs.

The project is implemented by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia (www.europa.rs) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (www.minrzs.gov.rs).
More about the project can be found on a www.socijalnainkluzija.rs


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Additional information:

Bor: Milojka Milivojević, KOKORO , Cara Lazara 7 lamela 2, Bor, 030 24 96 760
www.kokoro.org.rs
Beograd: .. Ivan Stojilović, 
IAN Međunarodna mreža pomoći, Đure Daničića 5, Beograd, 011 3229 732
www.telecentar.rs
Vranje: Milena Dimitrijević Tomić,
NVO Nexus, Nemanjina 21, Vranje, O17 74 31 484
www.nexusvranje.com 

IAN Telecentar
Djure Danicica 5 Street
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

tel. +38111 3229 732
e-mail: edu@ian.org.rs

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