Complex social problems such as poverty, domestic violence, crime, and the exclusion of minority populations are of concern to the government and society in Israel. In recent years, the government has passed several resolutions aimed at reducing these phenomena and promoting a more egalitarian and healthier society through legislation and cross-cutting national programs.
During the past year, MJB established the Social Inclusion Team. The team's goal is to assist the government and civil society by conducting research and providing data on solutions that will enable the social integration of minority groups and people living in poverty and social distress. The team is also engaged in research on reducing risk among minority groups that experience economic and social marginality or are subject to discrimination and stigmatization.
In 2021, the team's work will most likely be influenced by the COVID-19 crisis and its research projects will include components relevant to the pandemic.
This formative evaluation study was conducted to help the heads of the pilot program adapt the Parental Coordination Program to Israeli families, to examine its implementation and outcomes, and to assist policymakers in deciding on program improvements and dissemination throughout the country.
The study had two main goals: a. To provide the Youth Probation Service and MOLSA with information on how the program was implemented within the organization and as an intervention with the participants b. To learn about the program’s benefit to the participants
The purpose of the review is to broaden policymakers’ and professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the accumulated experience of dealing with abusive and abused men in domestic partnerships in other countries. The review also aims to help the Committee develop policy and services in Israel.