Jerusalem Report

‘I was able to turn my life around'

A school in the community of Dolev is more than just a home for disadvantaged youth.

Beit Dolev
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Contemporary society defines “at-risk youth” as children who have an increased likelihood of delinquency or other difficulties, as a result of home or environmental factors. But what happens when a child has already passed that at-risk stage? There are children around the world, including here in Israel, who are one step away from living on the streets, in prison or worse.

This population is already entrenched in a world of crime, drug and alcohol addiction, suffering from extreme neglect, physical and sexual abuse, rape, various traumas, or forced prostitution or enslavement – or perhaps experiencing a combination of these worlds, which are wreaking havoc on their lives.

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