CHANCE Child's Law Protective Fund

71 Bebel St.
Ekaterinburg, Russia
Tel/Fax: 455-533, 300-020
Contact Name: Vera Strebizh, President

Child's Law Protective Fund "CHANCE" was established as a public organization in May 1994.

The Main Objectives of the Fund are:

According to the mission of the Fund, 14 free consulting services have been set up under the juvenile legal protection project.  Five of these have a strict specialization: they deal with disabled children, drug addicted juveniles, young prisoners and ex-prisoners.  The problem of the young prisoners is quite urgent because the majority of them have no opportunity to hire legal counsel.  

About five to seven thousand people visit the consulting services of the Fund per three months (this number does not include phone calls).  The majority of them come from poor families. 

Presently, the Fund is working on a project to set up such services in Sverdlovskaya region: their lawyers work in Revda and Degtyarsk, while at the same time negotiations are being carried out in other cities throughout the region.  The Fund's lawyers provide free "external consulting services" in the juvenile colonies for boys in Kirovgrad, Krasnoturinsk, Ardatov, in the juvenile colony for girls in Ryasan, and in the female colony in Nigniy Tagil.

Since the Fund was established, twelve books have been edited and published:

Future Plans:

Last updated:    May 2001

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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