THE ISRAEL NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE CHILD
Established in 1980, the National Council for the Child represents the rights of all Israeli children, including Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, sick and healthy, immigrants and native born Israelis, operating on several complementary fronts as it seeks change in legislation, policy, and practice.
Dealing with a enormous spectrum of issues concerning education, health, children at risk, abuse, delinquency, legislation, media and consumerism, the NCC has succeeded in making real changes in the lives of thousands of children of all walks of life.
The NCC has succeeded in promoting the issue of children’s rights to a central place on the country’s national agenda; has made significant achievements for the general population of Israeli children through changes in policy, legislation and greater public awareness; and has achieved significant results for individual children through the operation of innovative programs.
The NCC serves as both an advocacy organization that operates a legal center, research center and educational center and at the same time provides a variety of innovative grass roots programs that reach the home, schools and the streets.
The NCC takes an integrated approach toward achieving its goals through the operation of four major complementary departments: The Ombudsman for Children and Youth, The Center for the Child and the Law, The Education Center and the Center for Research and Development.
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Feb. 6, 2013 - The National Council for the Child mourns the passing of Justice Menachem Elon, former Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court, who served for many years as Honorary President of the NCC.
Justice Elon dealt a great deal with children's issues and his sensitivity for the safety and rights of children, especially of those in danger, at risk or in need was prominent in his rulingsThe NCC mourns the death of a great man, a great teacher and a trusted adviser and sends condolences to his family.
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