PH International

Schools, Community & Police Engagement (SCOPE)

Country: Georgia
Category: Community Development Programs

About

The Schools, Community & Police Engagement (SCOPE) - Georgia program is supporting juvenile justice initiatives that promote positive, strong relationships between law enforcement, secondary school students, and the local community with an emphasis on supporting community policing approaches and raising the awareness in communities of issues such as trafficking, domestic violence, bullying, and cybercrime as they relate specifically to juveniles.
 
SCOPE-Georgia is using an integrated approach that educates juveniles on the law and law enforcement/legal-judicial careers, builds positive relationships between juveniles and law enforcement authorities, increases the capacity of police in primary and secondary crime prevention using community policing approaches, and develops community outreach programs focused on key juvenile justice issues.
 
As a result:
  • Juvenile delinquency is decreased as youth gain a greater understanding and respect for the rule of law, legal issues, law enforcement and criminal investigation.
  • Capacity of police is increased to implement effective community policing initiatives.
  • Greater community awareness of legal issues are introduced addressing trafficking, domestic violence, bullying, cyber security and cybercrime.

​SCOPE is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Program News

SCOPE-supported Project Participants from Pankisi Gorge Win First Prize at Earth-Day Hackathon | 23 Apr 2018

A team of three students from Pankisi Gorge, involved in SCOPE-supported project, won the first prize in Earth day Hackathon organized by SDSU students and US Embassy in Tbilisi.


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9th graders and police officers team up to organize fun meetings for elementary school kids | 26 Mar 2018

Police officers and two of their 9th graders, from SCOPE program schools in Batumi, participated in intensive trainings in non-formal education to acquire a special module.  The module is designed for elementary school kids and is based on dynamic afterschool activities and games, linked to important values, such as general safety concepts, children’s rights and cyber security.

After the training, the meetings will be arranged for elementary school students by the team of the police officer and two 9th graders, as a result, the 9th graders and police officers get a chance to plan, work and cooperate for the good of their school and community.



 


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SCOPE Community Awareness Raising Projects Up and Working | 11 Jan 2018

By the end of 2017, all five projects funded in the framework of Raisin Community Awareness component of SCOPE program are underway. Projects durations vary from 6 to 8 months. Special attention is paid to gender balance in groups. 


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