The project will contribute to the economic and social empowerment of adolescents and young people (15-23 years old) with offending behavior and mental disorder living in Attica. The majority of these people find it difficult to mobilize for job search and often feel rejected, frustrated and pushed in marginalization.
The «New Start» project includes targeted support actions with emphasis on professional orientation and psychosocial support. The experienced project team will empower young offenders, encourage them and familiarize them with the key steps of finding a job, aiming at a more active socio-economic role.
The beneficiaries will receive free of charge services divided into four phases:
- A) Reception Meeting (Diagnostic Phase)
- B) Personalized Vocational Guidance Program
- C) Mental Empowerment – Improving Communication and Social Skills
- D) Coaching (How to Make a CV, Using Internet for Job Search, Interview preparation, networking with social public services, training institutions, potential employers)
After completing the project, 100 beneficiaries will be mentally empowered, identified their professional interests and will be able to search jobs on the market.
For the presentation of the project and the attraction of beneficiaries, two informative events will be held for 40 employees of social services departments of the Attica Municipalities and institutions for child and adolescent protection. In order to disseminate the results and ensure the viability of the project, a workshop will be held with 50 representatives of competent bodies and a manual will be created for the counseling and management of young people with offending behavior for professionals working with young offenders.
The project will be implemented by the civil, non – profit Organization “Child and Adolescents’ Center” and will last for 18 months.