The Director General of Family, Gender and Children, Laura Muñoz, today visited the Child Protection Center 'La Quintanilla "Yecla, with capacity for 25 seats and managed by the Association Dianova.
He accompanied the Children's Ombudsman of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Arturo Canalda, who praised the operation of the center, which is considered an example for those engaged in social care and recover these young people.
Currently 21 professionals serving in 'Quintanilla' boys from seven autonomous regions, including Murcia, where two of those admitted, 15 and 16 years of age.
Since the first agreement was signed in 2002, Dianova has dealt 40 under the region that were under protective measures or judicial.
In 2009 attended five so far this year to four.
The center operates on a rural property of 266 hectares situated in the hamlet of Hoya del Mollidor, about 22 kilometers from Yecla, near the hamlet of Raspay and surrounded by the mountains of Carche and Salinas.
This environment sets a healthy lifestyle and facilitates a series of participatory activities and motivating.
The boys attended suffer problems caused by drug use and behaviors have led them to remain under care or protection of public protection, after being removed from their families in situations such as abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, negligence or any other indicator distress, or suffering internment measures regimen imposed by the Juvenile Court.
The center opened a Second Chance Hall on 14 January, under the Secondary School 'Castillo Puche' from Yecla, in a Compensatory Education Program.
Also launched to serve children experience derived from the health field.
Furthermore, in 2009 the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment subsidized a beginner's course assistant professional nurseries and gardens and there is now an educational cooperation agreement with the University of Murcia.