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Moldova Legal Socialization Program

Country: Moldova
Category: Educational Development Programs


The Legal Socialization in Moldovan Schools Program (MLSP) aims to strengthen the rule of law, support Moldovan communities in preventing juvenile delinquency, and develop a positive relationship between juveniles and law enforcement authorities. It will do this through an integrated approach that educates youth on the law, raises awareness on community problems such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking, and develops cooperative partnerships among youth, educators, law enforcement authorities, and the larger community.

MLSP will educate youth at a critical age about the rule of law and legal issues using youth-oriented approaches that result in a greater respect for the rule of law. This contributes to a lower incidence of crime by participating youth and creates a more pervasive culture of understanding about and upholding of the rule of law.

The program builds and develops positive relationships between juveniles and law enforcement authorities. Establishing positive interactions between youth and police in the classroom and through supplemental activities such as afterschool clubs and service-oriented projects improve trust and public confidence in the police. The program reinforces partnerships among ministries and institutions working with youth on rule of law issues and develops new relationships between these bodies, youth and their families.

Program News

"Education for Legal Socialization" classes have started in Moldovan pilot-schools | 11 Sep 2020

Beginning with the first week of the new school year the delivery of the optional course "Education for Legal Socialization" has started in pilot-schools from Cahul, Floresti, Soroca, Straseni, Ungheni districts and Chisinau municipality as part of the Moldovan Legal Socialization Program (MLSP).

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Workshop for the teachers who will pilot the Afterschool clubs “STEM & Forensics” in schools | 28 Aug 2020

On August 24, 2020, a training workshop for 24 teachers participating in the PH’s Moldova Legal Socialization Program took place in Chișinău. Beginning in September 2020 the teachers will conduct the “STEM & Forensics” enrichment activities for the 8th - 10th graders in pilot schools representing Straseni, Ungheni, Floresti, Soroca, Cahul, Causeni and Glodeni districts and Chisinau municipality.

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First face-to-face trainings for the Moldovan Teaching Teams | 12 Aug 2020

From August 3-7, two face-to-face, three-day trainings for Teaching Teams made up of police officers and teachers were organized and conducted in Chisinau.  These Teaching Teams will work together to implement the optional course “Education for Legal Socialization” for the 8th graders in 22 pilot schools as part of the Moldovan Legal Socialization Program (MLSP).

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