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Reading room for the PGJDF

posted Oct 14, 2014, 1:20 PM by Clarissa Rivera García

The Attorney General's Office in Mexico City (PGJDF) counts with a "Transitional Program", that takes care of all of the boys and girls who have been victims of abuse, mostly in their own household. Daily, they receive an average of 30 to 38 kids and teenagers; from newly born babies to 17 year olds. 

The children stay within the "Transitional Program" until they are released to one of their family members, or sent to different shelters or orphanages that can take care of them, even though some times the process takes longer than expected. Due to the process, the stay for each child is varied, staying from one day to several weeks, until they can find a suitable environment for the child in question. 

Unfortunately, this program is not taken care of very well as the facilities are in very poor conditions, and they do not have a place where the children can entertain themselves and have fun. 

Realizing the state of urgency of the program's need of a recreational space for the children, at PVO, we wish to support the Attorney General's Office in the building and refurbishing of such a place for the kids to have fun in during their stay. 


For the installation of the recreational space, we require an investment of $165,000 pesos. At the Attorney General's Office, they have assigned one person who has made a commitment to operate it, and who will be responsible of reading and entertaining the children, while PVO will be responsible of supervising and taking care that the facilities are operating correctly, and of training the people who are in charge of the day to day. 

The cost of this space is not much, considering the great benefits that the kids will have during their stay with the program, providing them with a worthy and respectable space to read and have fun in. In the end, this will bring them the joy and happiness that they much deserve in a time of tumult and trauma that they go through, helping them surpass their problems and leaving them with a positive mark in their lives.