Regarding the Children's Day, representatives of the Ministry of Justice held a working meeting with the members of the organization that has won a grant program for supporting the juvenile crime prevention, rehabilitation of juveniles in conflict with the law, and their integration into the community.
"Centre on Medical and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation of the Victims of Torture" is carrying out the project in Batumi under the financial support of the Ministry of Justice. Within the Program, the organization will work out the program for positive training sessions of parents in the course of year. It will teach to the groups the identification of behavioral and emotional problems of juveniles, effective communication with juveniles who have behavioral problems, and adequate response to problems in crisis situations, which will facilitate the crime prevention throughout the country.
At today's meeting, "Centre on Medical and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation of the Victims of Torture" presented the specific activities, which realization it plans in the near future. In particular, a round table is planned with the participation of parents, and lectures and seminars will be held. 30 parents will be trained within the framework of the project.
The youth projects are one of the priorities of the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry is carrying out the following programs for the purpose of juvenile crime prevention: "My Senior Friend", "Our Society", "House of Leaders", "Your Choice", "Juveniles Diversion and Mediation Program". Some of the projects are aiming at rehabilitation of juveniles in conflict with the law, and others are addressed to involvement of the young generation in the public activities, their awareness of the ongoing processes in the country, and forming the right priorities and orientation in difficult and conflicting age.
In order to attract the society and nongovernmental organizations in these activities, the Ministry of Justice has announced the grant competitions. Within the framework of the grant projects, the winner nongovernmental organizations can plan and carry out programs for the crime prevention under the support of the Ministry of Justice.
On January 5, 2012, the Ministry of Justice announced the grant competition for supporting the juvenile crime prevention, rehabilitation of juveniles in conflict with the law, and their integration into the community. On February 21, 2012, eight winner organizations were identified.
Since January 2012, the Ministry of Justice has been allowed to carry out the grant component.