Macedonia legal
socialization project

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Macedonia Legal Socialization Program (MAK LSP)

The goal of the Macedonia Legal Socialization Program (MAK LSP) is to strengthen the understanding and respect youth have for the rule of law and reduce levels of juvenile crime and delinquency. MAK LSP addresses this goal through an approach that builds cooperative partnerships between youth, educators, law enforcement and juvenile justice professionals in mixed ethnic environments to implement a unique process of student centered experiential learning in schools.

The MAK LSP pilot program will reach 300-360 youth in three municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia, bringing together 30 teachers and 12 police officers as teaching teams to work with youth in schools, using a student-centered approach for the transfer of knowledge and skills on the law, legal processes and the revised Criminal Code in ways that build understanding and relationship.

The specific objectives of the project are (a) increased number of youth in Republic of Macedonia ( RM) have a greater understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens; (b) partnerships among the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Interior and other relevant institutions result in a new curriculum for RM students that increases their awareness of the rule of law reform; (c) increased number of youth demonstrate a positive attitude towards respecting the rule of law, law enforcement and justice sector officials; and (d) improved cooperation among diverse ethnic groups in schools.
Merita Maksuti, Program Director
Phone: +389 2 3105 432
Mobile: +389 70 337381
E-mail: merita.maksuti@ph-int.org
Biljana Nastovska, Program Specialist
Phone: +389 2 3105 432
Mobile: +389 70 400 422
E-mail: biljana.nastovska@ph-int.org