True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

The Ombudsman for Children, Ms Nada Grahovac, participated in the First International Conference on "Stop Programme" for youth and community which was held in Zagreb on 5 December. The Stop programme is based on thirty years of Dutch experience with the "Halt programme". The goal of the programme is to prevent the socially inadequate behavior of minors through strengthening accountability of minors and parents. The programme is an alternative measure with quick react to identified inadequate behavior aimed at the minor who should embrace responsibility for the behavior and commit to positive changes.

The Conference has been organized by the Association of judges for minors, family court judges and professionals working with children and youth.