Socio Dagmar Feitosa center is the first to receive rehabilitation project of the Public Defender AM

The project, will offer, as well as motivational talks, Maintenance grants in the Public Defender's Office.
27/04/2017 15h46 - Updated 27/04/2017 17h31
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The Public Defender Amazonas State (ECD-AM) launched, this Thursday, day 27 of April, the project "Teach me to dream", focused on the rehabilitation of teenagers who meet educational measures in Manaus. The Socio-Educational Center Dagmar Feitosa, which is in the neighborhood Alvorada, district Midwest Manaus, It is the first to get the project, it will offer, as well as motivational talks, Maintenance grants in the Public Defender's Office. The initiative is a partnership of the State Department of Justice, Human Rights and Citizenship (Sejusc).

The Socio-Educational Center Dagmar currently holds Feitosa 61 adolescents undergoing socio-educational measures for offenses such as theft and drug trafficking, mainly. Through the "Teach me to dream", professionals in various career areas that have faced difficulties in their lives will be invited for interviews mediated by public defenders and accompanied by teenagers, They can ask questions. In addition to the motivational interviewing, made to each 15 days, the Defender will select 10 teenagers to stage the institution.

The general public defender of the Amazon, Rafael Barbosa, He said the project is a form of the Public Defender to help reduce the incidence of illegal acts and offer a new perspective of life for young people who meet educational measures. A expectation, throughout the project, is to expand partnerships to other organs of the justice system also welcome them these young, offering future alternatives.

Job opportunity
For a Sejusc, the project "Teach me to dream" adds to other initiatives for rehabilitation of young people who meet educational measures in Manaus. According to the Executive Secretary of Sejusc, Nildo Melo, initiatives aim to put young people in the labor market and combat recidivism in illegal acts.

The public defender Juliana Lopes, holder Defender Specializing in the execution of Socio-Educational Measures, said that many of the young people served by the institution in Dagmar Feitosa report being discouraged and hopeless to follow a path away from crime. "We want to show that there is an alternative, It is not the end of the story of these teenage ", said the public defender, emphasizing that there are states of the country where 80% adolescents who did not return to practice infractions went through rehabilitation projects outside the inpatient units.

Initially, They will be offered ten scholarships to the stage of internal Dagmar Feitosa, which will be selected by criteria such as attendance and interest in the project activities, as well as good performance in the project "Teens the Most", developed by Sejusc in socio-educational units of Manaus from offering training courses, in partnership with the Technological Education Center of Amazonas (Cetam).

Speeches
In "Teach me to dream", lectures open to questions serve to the professionals invited to show teens who can overcome adversity to succeed in their private lives and their working careers. "We want to show teenagers that it is possible, even if it is difficult. The idea is to abandon the idea that they are stigmatized ", explains the public defender holder of the 7th Criminal Public Defender of Grade 1, Monique Rodrigues da Cruz, who also coordinates the project, along with Juliana Lopes and public defender Dâmea Mourao Telles, holder of the 6th Public Defender of Civil Service.

The first speaker was the public defender Everton Sarraff, who told his trajectory from humble life in the city of Parintins to become public defender, the first in Brazil from the interior of the Amazon, with training in public school. Among the next guests are Master Marcinho, Jiu-jitsu fighter who trained the fighter José Aldo in Manaus, and Tenório Telles writer.

The selection of teenagers to stage the Public Defender will be made every three months, until it reaches the total number of 10. The internship will last one year and adolescents receive a scholarship, whose value will still be set, as well as transportation vouchers.

"This is a way for the Defense to help provide work experience to teenagers and also resources to help these young people to their families", said the defender Monique Rodrigues. The stage is made possible by legislation dealing with educational measures, allowing the inner teenager Socio Center exit for this purpose, provided you have permission from the management of the institution and meet the requirement to return.


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