Only a few cities in the Philippines and Brazil have specialized juvenile justice institutions for young people in conflict with the law. However, a growing number of young people resort to petty theft, drug abuse and violence, especially in impoverished neighborhoods and the ghettos of big cities. Because of a lack of alternatives, these children are locked up in prisons meant for adults on a massive scale.

There they wait months or even years in crowded cells before they have access to any form of legal or social assistance. To make a change, KIYO has sought out partner organizations in different parts of the world who share the same goals. Together we create reception centers for children in conflict with the law. Some of our projects have been so successful that eventually they were taken over by the city administration.

Are you intrigued by our projects with young people in conflict with the law? Find them here