Youth in Prisons in Russia
Support for Youth at Detention Centres and Correctional Facilities
This project raises funds to support education, recreation, psychological, spiritual and other intervention programs for the young offenders at the detention centres and correctional facilities.
Youth do not have to give up their rights to education, recreation and other activities while they are detained or incarcerated. Our goal is to continue supporting programs that are geared towards rehabilitation of these young people and their consequent reintegration into communities.
In Russia, we have partnered with St. Tikhon’s Social Center at the Donskoy monastery in Moscow who has experience working with the placement facilities for juvenile delinquents. The staff at St. Tikhon’s Center along with the volunteers visit the youth regularly, provide them sports equipment and school supplies, play soccer with the guys. They also help build small chapels where young people can pray.
“Children living behind closed doors, away from their families and often without external oversight, depend on the goodwill of those in charge and are among the most isolated and invisible young people in society.”
Please join us in providing hope to the young people behind the bars. Even though they are deprived of the liberty and other basic needs, it does not mean they have to feel social detachment, loneliness and absence of care and love. They still rely on our support, even more now than before.