Helping juvenile delinquents get a second chance pays off, says Yedidim director

Financial support from nongovernment sources to prevent recidivism among juvenile delinquents is not charity but an investment in society, Shimon Siani, the director-general of Yedidim – one of Israel’s leading social service organizations working with youth and young children – told President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday.

Working together with the Youth Probation Service of the Social Services and Welfare Ministry, the Immigration and Absorption Ministry and the police, Yedidim developed a Second Chance mentors program, whereby juvenile offenders are guided into more positive behavior modes that enable them to integrate in society with greater ease and motivation.


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