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Present in school, absent in Jail - Local partnership to prevent and combat juvenile delinquency and child victimisation

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of children being involved in criminal activities. In 2007, the number of juveniles involved in the preparation of anti-social acts increased from by a rate of 11% from 2006. Aspects such as school abandonment, lack of activities and alternative leisure, and lack of family authority are all factors that cause young people to commit acts sanctioned by criminal law.

In order to reduce the number of juveniles involved in criminal activities and to gain awareness, the local partnership project for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and victimisation of children was initiated in 2008 by the Police Inspectorate and the Prefecture of Neamt County. The project aims to reduce criminal risk and activities among minors, mainly through the elaboration and development of partnership projects to prevent juvenile delinquency and child victimisation, which contain educational, social, economic and cultural activities.

Since these problems often exceed the skills of one single public institution, the support of other public or private institutions from Neamt County was needed. The idea was to set up an integrated system to solve these problems, each with its own resources, but with a sole purpose: the prevention of child victimisation. New partnerships, mostly representing NGOs, were established and collaboration with other institutions involved in child protection was improved. In addition, the partnership between the police and civil society was strengthened in order to develop an educational process against delinquency and victimisation. During the implementation of the project, regular meetings of the Working Group took place which monitored the project and developed new tasks.

The first step of the project was the involvement of children in voluntary activities for the members of the Neamt County Council of Youth. They receive a training programme for which the financial support is provided by the partnership. A summer camp for children volunteered by the Police Inspectorate will for instance be organised in order to gain the necessary skills to spread the information concerning juvenile delinquency and child victimisation. The project team will continue the specific interinstitutional activities focused on vulnerable groups. The project also intends to identify some alternatives for leisure activities. The aim of the project is to set up a long-term and effective communication system between different public and private donors to improve the specific activities of juvenile delinquency and child victimisation, by using both the institutional partnership and volunteering as a form of mobilisation of local community resources.

Award info
Award category: partnership working
Award type: nominee
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity: public-private partnerships
Keywords: Juvenile deliquency, criminal risk prevention, children and young people
Short English description: In order to reduce the number of juveniles involved in criminal activities and to gain awareness, the local partnership project for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and victimisation of children was initiated in 2008 by the Police Inspectorate and the Prefecture of Neamt County
Further information
Organisation: Prefecture of Neamt County
Other applicants: County Inspectorate of Police (main partner);Prefecture of Neamt County (the Institution of the Prefect - Neamt County); County School Inspectorate Neamt; County Council of students within the County School Inspectorate; City Hall of Piatra Neamt; General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection Neamt; County Gendarme Inspectorate Neamt; National Anti-drug Agency Neamt; County Youth Directorate Neamt; Public Health Authority Neamt; Neamt County Tribunal (Taking of Evidence Service); County Library ‘G.T. Kirileanu’; Organisation ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’ - Neamt branch; Organisation AQUILA
"County Inspectorate of Police (main partner);Prefecture of Neamt County (the Institution of the Prefect - Neamt County); County School Inspectorate Neamt; County Council of students within the County School Inspectorate; City Hall of Piatra Neamt; General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection Neamt; County Gendarme Inspectorate Neamt; National Anti-drug Agency Neamt; County Youth Directorate Neamt; Public Health Authority Neamt; Neamt County Tribunal (Taking of Evidence Service); County Library ‘G.T. Kirileanu’; Organisation ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’ - Neamt branch; Organisation AQUILA" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
, Piatra Neamt - the County Library ‘G.T. Kirileanu’; Local media
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Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: 50-100
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Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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