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Kaszuby Closer To The Law

Counteracting exclusion Completed
Brusy Community, Brusy, Poland
Lipnica Community, Lipnica, Poland
Konarzyny Community, Konarzyny, Poland
Chojnice Community, Chojnice, Poland
Dziemiany Community, Dziemiany, Poland
Lucyna Borzyszkowska Psychological Study of Relief and Development, Chojnice, Poland
2014-09-01 - 2016-04-29
327 771,83 PLN
293 971,02 PLN
Project description
Because of a complicated legislation, in many cases citizens are not able to cope alone without professional help. People in difficult financial situation can’t use law office service and need citizenship counseling free of charge. It is especially important for the inhabitants of small towns and municipalities away from agglomerations, where access to a lawyer, institutions and organizations supporting citizens is very limited, and access to bigger cities is difficult.
The aim of the project was to facilitate the access to legal and citizenship counseling of the southern Kashubia population, mainly from the rural area, through foundation of new counseling points and launching a mobile counseling.
The scope of activities of the Office of Civil Advice was widened through creating 7 new permanent points of advice and organizing mobile counseling for persons in difficult family and personal situations. 1804 pieces of advice were given.
The scope of classical advice was broadened by mediations (49 conducts). 7 new points of counseling were opened with given support in solving 1560 problems of inhabitants. The mobile consulting was introduced (244 cases). The clients of the office completed 152 individual plans of activities. The workshops for secondary school youth called “The Youth closer to the law” together with the training for volunteers were conducted. The materials promoting civil advice were published including posters, leaflets and calendars.
1483 adult inhabitants of Kaszuby region benefited from the project together with groups of youth taking part in workshops (22 persons).
Partners (Brusy Commune, Chojnice Commune, Dziemiany Commune, Konarzyny Commune, Lipnica Commune) provided a part of financial support, gave premises free of charge, helped to promote the project and provided stability of the project by enlisting civil consulting into the program of cooperation with NGO organizations. The Lucyna Borzyszkowska Psychological Study of Help and Development Company was responsible for conducting mediations and supported the advisors with the knowledge and experience.
We use the grant for capacity building