Choices Programme is a Portuguese governmental social inclusion programme, under the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and integrated in the High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue, IP.
According with the Council of Ministers Resolution N.º 63/2009, Choices Programme aims to promote the social inclusion of children and young people, between the ages of 6 to 24 years old, living in the most vulnerable communities, looking towards equal opportunities and social cohesion. Considering the global, mainstream approach by the Programme, and even though some results are not exclusively linked with the Programme’s work, it is undeniable that several national indicators do reflect the Programme’s intervention since 2001. That is clearly highlighted by the project external evaluators’ and several external reports. Therefore, on a national perspective, and since 2001, it is possible to identify a continuously decline in the juvenile crime rates.
The project started in 2001 and is still running.
Last review: October 2017.