This week in Jerusalem:SEPTEMBER 28,2017

Save the children: Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

September 28, 2017 10:54
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Save the children
Sadly, Jerusalem is home to some 30,000 at-risk youth. Some live at home and go to school; others are drug-addicted teens with mental health issues living on the streets. Municipal social and youth services, together with several NGOs, have been addressing this situation for years, yet despite many successes, the problem remains – and according to the city’s welfare services figures, is growing.

A new approach is under way to tackle this problem, with a trio of municipal groups and dozens of NGOs involved in the care and treatment of youth at risk in Jerusalem. Mayor Nir Barkat identified this issue as a major challenge for the city and in 2015 tapped the Jerusalem Innovation Team (JLM i-team) to create a unified framework based on in-depth research and evaluation, population and organization mapping, cooperation between the city and NGOs, and most importantly, a common goal: the welfare of Jerusalem’s youth.


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