The Latvian Children's Fund and the Centre against Violence for Supporting Children and Families decide to establish the first crisis centre in Latvia.
The first interdisciplinary crisis centre in Latvia opens – Dardedze Centre against Violence.
We begin training for the staff and children from orphanages to mitigate the risk of violence – ‘Team on Wheels’.
We create a 4-day training programme for professionals to work with children who have suffered from illegal activities.
The first lesson for preschool children about safety in relationships takes place, implemented in preschool educational institutions (using a dust particle as a character – Puteklis).
In collaboration with the Skalbes organization and the University of Latvia, we implement a programme for parents on positive child upbringing titled ‘Pathways to Competence for Young Children’ in Latvia (adapted from Canada).
We create the character Jimba (Džimba) and the first methodological materials for Jimba’s Safety Programme.
We close the hospital and further provide services to children and families only on an outpatient basis, opening up more opportunities for preventive work.
We begin ‘The School of Big Life’ training in boarding schools.
We begin organizing Jimba’s safety trips and training Jimba’s agents.
We introduce a support group ‘Guardian Angel’ (Sargeņģelis) for parents of young children from families at risk.
We publish the first methodological book for professionals — The Handbook for Working with Child Victims of Violence.
We begin work on the implementation of the training programme for parents ‘Guide to Parenting a Teenager’ in Latvia.
A standard for assessing the quality of service provided by crisis centres is developed.
We adapt the standard for interrogating children.
We begin to run forum theatre events in schools to reduce peer violence.
Disciplinary guidelines for short-term social rehabilitation institutions
We begin to form Father Groups.
We launch the initiative ‘Child Safe and Child Friendly Kindergarten’ in collaboration with the SOS Children's Villages Association.
We launch an annual Christmas campaign titled "A Different Kind of Gift".
We help municipal teams begin developing action plans for the prevention of child sexual exploitation.
We stand for a child-friendly interrogation – the Children's House pilot project is launched.
We launch www.drosaberniba.lv – an educational platform for staff of pre-school educational institutions.
We launch Traffic Lights training for assessing children's sexual behaviour.
Jimba’s Safety Programme is revised
We begin holding regular expert council meetings for the prevention of child sexual exploitation.
We actively advocate for a better child protection system in the country.
In cooperation with the leading organizations in the field, ‘Methodological Material for Social Work with Victims of Violence and Perpetrators of Violence’ is developed and published.