Care At The Core of Humanity (CATCH) is an organization that works with children that are in need of rehabilitation focusing on those in conflict with the law and those that have encountered abuse with the main objective of protecting the welfare and human rights of children including their rights to a fair trial and protection from inhuman treatment or punishment. Our organization was founded in 2007 and registered with the ministry of Labor and Social Services as a Private Voluntary Organization; POV35/12.
To be the primary safe, trusted rehabilitation center and humanitarian rights face for children in Zimbabwe.
To offer support and awareness for social and legal rights of children in Zimbabwe.
Children’s legal rights and social injustice.
- Establishing access to justice for children.
- Rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law
- Rehabilitation of children who have been abused
- Raising awareness of children‘s rights
As an established private nonprofit organization that has been functional for 11 years, our focus has been and will continue to be ensuring that children rights are protected, rehabilitation and safe haven will be offered to children in conflict with the law and abused children in Zimbabwe. From our years of research and community outreach it has come to our knowledge that children are easily targeted victims from all vectors of the world. In Zimbabwe, there are children that need psychological rehabilitation due to the different difficult situations of abuse and the main problem is that there are few corners of help that can reach all in need. As CATCH our aim is to provide an easily accessible long term support center for children in Zimbabwe so that they do not feel abandoned in their time of crises.
The department’s mandate is to ensure that all legal modalities and services required by each individual child in contact with the law are met in a safe and enabling environment which empowers children to claim their rights, whereas on the other hand monitoring the obligations of duty bearers. Activities under the legal department include Legal representation, legal advice sessions, court accompaniment, bail application, fine payment and weekly visits to detention facilities housing child offenders to identify new cases needing services and to monitor their conditions of detention.