Beneficiaries of the ''Diversion and Mediation'' Program joined the ''Book Club'' Project
One of the successful projects of the Ministry of Justice and Prosecutor General's Office - "Juveniles Diversion and Mediation Program" has been started at the end of 2010 in a pilot mode in five cities of Georgia, and now, it is already covered in 15 cities. Within this project, 150 juveniles diverted from criminal liability. The Ministry of Justice and Prosecutor General's Office offered another novelty to the juveniles in conflict with the law: They can join the other youth projects too - "Book Club", "Way to Success", and "Two Generations".
On May 31, a meeting with the "Book Club" was held at the Ministry of Justice in connection with the Children's Day. Beneficiaries of the "Diversion and Mediation Program" together with students of Public School #12 of Isani District attended the event. Young people listened for hours the story of the main character of the novel "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - about the last twelve days of a boy who was suffering from an incurable disease. After reading was completed, debates were held about the novel.
In addition to "Book Club", the beneficiaries of the "Juveniles Diversion and Mediation Program" can also participate in other programs. "Way to Success" is carried out under the support of the nongovernmental organization "New Page". Young people who are involved in the program meet with famous, successful and interesting people - writers, sportsmen, and public figures, they also organize viewing and discussing of films. Within the project "Two Generations", the beneficiaries together with the employees of the Ministry of Justice and Prosecutor's Office visit homes for the elderly and help the elderly lacking family care in their everyday life, cleaning their rooms, reading them newspapers, and taking them for a walk.
The youth projects of the Ministry of Justice aim at the juvenile crime prevention, and reintegration of juveniles in conflict with the law. For this purpose, the Ministry closely cooperates with the nongovernmental organizations. Within the framework of the grant competition announced this year, eight nongovernmental organizations together with the Ministry of Justice take care of juvenile crime prevention.