News from the Georgian coalition

The Georgian Coalition for Child and Youth Welfare established its Youth Committee to document and present the main gaps in child welfare system to the Georgian government and raise the voice of children among the decision makers.

The Youth Committee is composed of 15 vulnerable children living in state care – foster care, small group homes, peer educators for street children, young people who left the state care but have a need of state support.  The Youth Committee was established in order to present the main gaps in child welfare system to the Georgian government and raise the voice of children among the decision makers.

The Georgian Coalition is currently focusing on the following four thematic areas:

  • Prevention of Child Abandonment and Development of Family Supporting Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Protection of Children and Youth from Violence
  • Neglect and Mechanisms for Assisting Youth Leaving Care.

The Coalition intends to propose relevant recommendations to the stakeholders and decision makers in order to consider the above mentioned points as priority areas in the next phase of child welfare reform in Georgia.