Care at The Core of Humanity (CATCH) was founded in 2007 and now has eight offices across Zimbabwe. It is a private voluntary organization (PVO35/12) registered with the Ministry of Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare. CATCH is a Legal aid service provider that works with children that are in need of legal aid, psychosocial support and rehabilitation focusing on children in contact and in conflict with the law. The objective being to ensure the protection of children’s rights and improving their welfare.
0ur focus is to ensure that child rights are protected. Most specifically, we will ensure that the rights of children in contact/conflict with the law are respected and promoted. Our work in the community over the years has revealed that children are the most vulnerable group. Therefore, there is a lot of work to do in reducing their vulnerability.
In Zimbabwe, there are children that need rehabilitation due to the diverse forms of violations they would have suffered. One of the major gaps is the limited availability of services in comparison to the high demand for services. As CATCH, our aim is to provide accessible services to children and link them with other specialized service providers. We partner with other NGO’s to ensure that each child receives all the services they need. Our Organization mandate is to ensure that all legal modalities and services required by each child in contact/conflict with the law are met in a safe and enabling environment. This empowers children to claim their rights.
CATCH works to compliment the work of government departments such as the Department of Social Welfare, The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Legal aid Directorate, Judicial Services Commission, Department of Prosecutions, Women Affairs and Gender, and the Health department.
OUR INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
- Legal aid
- Research and documentation
- Lobbying and advocacy
- Case Management and Psychosocial support
- Education and Awareness
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