The Public Prosecution signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Social Work Foundation, and opened an office for the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (Aman) to serve cases, shorten procedures and time, and provide advice, treatment, assistance and rehabilitation before transferring them to the competent courts.
The MoU was signed in the presence of HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi and HE Attorney General Dr Ali bin
The one-year renewable MoU, aims at facilitating work of the centre and exchange of experience between the Public Prosecution and the foundation, and the creation of agreed formulations to serve the cases based on international standards, in addition to the continuous co-ordinating and mutual understanding to achieve the full benefit to the cases.
Commenting on the occasion, Ibrahim Abdullah al-Qubaisi, solicitor general and director of judicial inspection at the Public Prosecution, said that signing the MoU gives a legal framework for the co-operation between the Public Prosecution and Qatar Social Work Foundation and its centres. Through this agreement, the foundation will have offices in the Public Prosecution to deal with social and family problems within its natural range before being transferred to the
“The opening of Aman office within the Public Prosecutor’s building comes within the framework of the role of the Public Prosecution to protect the community, noting that in special cases relating to women and children who resort to the prosecution, they are referred to the office for counselling, treatment or rehabilitation before recourse to the judiciary and under the confidentiality and privacy necessary for such cases,”
For her part, Qatar Social Work Foundation chief executive officer Amal Abdullatif al-Mannai said that the MoU, which the Foundation worked on for more than two years, leads to co-operation protocols between the Public Prosecution and the relevant centres affiliated with the foundation.
She noted that the Public Prosecution embodies the meaning of justice and social protection, which are the ultimate goal pursued by Qatar Social Work Foundation and its affiliated centres. “The signing of the MoU is a result of a natural integration and a genuine and effective partnership, and that the united objective of both sides makes them continue to achieve justice in their legal and social perspective,” she added.
Al-Mannai underlined the keenness of the foundation and its affiliated centres on pursuing professionalism through the implementation of international standards in the protection of women and children. In the forefront of these standards is providing the service and
Mansour al-Saadi, executive manager of the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre, said that the Aman office provides for institutional co-operation between the two sides, and includes a host of services including reception, consultation, and social, psychological and legal meetings.
He added that the statistics of the centre for 2017 showed that the number of cases of violence and family disintegration transferred between the Center and the Prosecution reached 50. “These cases benefited from the centre’s services, including temporary accommodation. More than 90% of these cases were resolved in co-operation between the Family Prosecution and the Aman office, taking into account the privacy and confidentiality of cases, and avoiding the resorting to courts or exacerbating the problem. (QNA)
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