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  1. WORKING WITH FREEDOM-DEPRIVED JUVENILES

  2. Who is AssociationforSolidaritywiththeFreedom-DeprivedJuveniles (founded on 1999) Aim is toprovide each and every kind of assistance, supportand guidance for children and juvenile : • who are serving their sentences in closed and open confinement centers, • whoarereleased after having completed their sentences in such centers, • whoareunderprobationsystem, • for all children and juvenileconsideredunder risk.

  3. Child Rights In Turkey • United Nations Convention on theRights of theChild is approvedbyTurkishParliament on 1995. • Child ProtectionLaw is issued on 2005. • ProbationSystemLaw is issued on 2005.

  4. What Does Do? • Child RightsAdvocacy, • Projectstosupportchildrenandjuveniles in prisons, • Projectswithschoolchildren, • Createpublic awarenessaboutthesechildren • Fulfillresearches, • Guidanceand consulting services, • Scholarships.

  5. Projects of Öz-Ge Der • Youth House (1993 – 2009)

  6. Projects of Öz-Ge Der • ImprovingSocialand LegalConditionsof Juvenilesin Reformatoriesand ConfinementCenters (2005)

  7. Projects of Öz-Ge Der • Pen Friendship and Volunteer Visitors for the Children in Prison (2004)

  8. Projects of Öz-Ge Der • ÇEDAM (Children and Adults Consulting and Solidarity Center) since 2005

  9. Projects of Öz-Ge Der Strengthening Probation Application Related to Children: Pilot Project for Ankara Province (2007)

  10. Projects of Öz-Ge Der YOUTH SUPPORT LINE Started on June 2012

  11. Youth Support Line • AIM OF THE PROJECT The project aims to prevent recidivism of the released juveniles with a multi-agency approach. TARGET GROUP • juvenile released from prison services, • under probation services, and who are in conflict with law in juvenile justice system • juveniles who are likely to encounter conflict with law

  12. Youth Support Line • 1. STEP • 13 months Pilot Project betweenAgt 2011-Sept 2012 in three Pilot cities. • 2. STEP • BetweenSept 2012 – Sept 2013 theprojectwill be extendedto İstanbul. • 3. STEP • BetweenSept 2013-Sept 2015 theprojectwill be extendedalloverTurkey.

  13. Youth Support Line • PARTNERS • Ministry of Justice • Bar Associations’ Union • British Council • FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS • The Netherlands Embassy • The Great Britain Embassy

  14. Youth Support LineProject Steps • PREPERATION PHASE • MeetingsWithPartners • Need Analysis in 3 Pilot Cities • InstitutionalNegotiations • Multi-agencyCooperation Meeting • Training of theLineWorkers INSTALLATION OF THE LINE AND WEBSITE START

  15. Youth Support Line Need Analysis WITHIN PENAL INSTITUTIONS: • 9 children and juveniles focus group discussions, • 6 personnel focus group discussions, • Interviews with 13 parents, • Individual interview with 3 children, • Individual interview with 1 personnel

  16. Need Analysis Results • Accomodation, • Finding a job, • Legal support, • Information about training opportunities, • Psychological support, • Support for family and society relations, • Information about public support systems.

  17. Presentation Materials

  18. Youth Support LineWorking Hours • Open 6 days (Monday – Saturday) • Open 12 hours ( 10:00 am – 10:00 pm) • LINE WORKERS: • 1st shift : 10:00 – 16:00 • 2nd shift : 16:00 – 22:00 • Volunteers • Universitystudentswithhourly rate

  19. Calls & WebsiteVisits • 97 callsreceivedfrom 28 person • 70% severaltimes • 20% fewtimes • 10% one time • 1544 visitstothewebsite • June: 220 • July: 339 • Agt: 661 • Sep: 273 • Nov: 51

  20. Youth Support Line Web-Site

  21. Youth Support LineRequests • transportation, • communicate with their family, • accommodation, • legal advice, • advice to find a job or to be registered a vocational course, • chat, • curiosity, • necessity to be listened, • request for money

  22. By Nevin Öktem from