Implementation of Minimal Care of Children at the Local Self-Government and Institutional Level

Odeta Merfeldaitė, Valdonė Indrašienė


The Law on Minimal and Average Care of the Child of the Republic of Lithuania (in effect since 1 January 2008) established the procedure for provision of minimal and average care for the child having behavioural problems and susceptible to crime. The article analyses activities of school and municipal preventive work groups in implementing the minimal care of the child: the first part of the article provides a description of the concept of minimal care of the child and the responsibilities of implementing institutions; the second part analyses obstacles in implementing the law and envisages possible measures of a more effective activity of preventive work groups in municipalities and schools.


child; minimal child care; juvenile justice

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