Four Centers – in Sofia, Vratsa, Rousse and Pazardjik, planned as part of the project “Developing Children’s Rights Centers for Children in Conflict and in Contact with the Law”, are already working.
The project is implemented by National Network for Children with the support of the Velux Foundation, Denmark.
Its main purpose, besides the establishment of the Centers, is to pilot services, aimed at children in conflict and in contact with the law, to change public attitudes towards children in conflict with the law; to develop a regional approach in working with organizations – members of the Children’s Network.
The implementation of the project is based on an integrated approach and participation of all stakeholders. Special efforts are focused on preventive activities through community service, as well as changing attitudes through campaigns at national, regional and local levels.
At the end of 2016, a competition was held to select organizations to run the Centers. In Sofia, the Center is managed by the Social Activities and Practices Institute, in Rousse – by Equivibrium Association, in Pazardzhik – Crime Prevention Fund IGA and in Vratsa – Association for Pedagogical and Social Assistance for Children FICE.