Program Details

Libertad Asistida

  • Start Date 2017-08-16
  • End Date: 2018-08-18

  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

The Centro de Formación Juvenil aspires the development of families and young people, who are between 14 and 18 years old and in conflict with the law. They want to animate and accompany the teenagers to enable them to lead a better life with society. They try to change the delinquents by reflective and formative workshops.


Host family outside the project


The youth penal has a contract with Libertad Asistida and convicts under-age young offenders for a devised time to join the process of Libertad Asistida. Most adolescents are here, because they committed robbery, had sex with under 14- year - olds or dealt with drugs.
The adolescents sign on in the project, are evaluated and classified to one of three groups. This happens on Mondays, the adolescents, who consume or have consumed drugs, come on Tuesdays from 8.00-13.00, those who are impulsive come Wednesdays and those, who attend school and have less factors of risk, come Thursdays to take part in the Workshops. Friday is the day of office work and all the young offenders, who cannot attend in the week, come on Saturdays. Furthermore there are visits in the homes of the teenagers and the staff organizes a workshop with only the parents and one for parents and children every month. The Team consists of a boss and a secretary, who are responsible for another project in the same house as well and a psychologist, a social worker and psycho pedagogue. Normally there are a lot of student interns from the university.

  • Must be interested in working with young teenagers with criminal history.
  • Must be open to learn about their culture, and be interested in sharing with them their culture.
  • Must be interested in becoming friends with the young people going to the institution.
  • Must be an active and tolerant person.
  • Must be prepared to teach social rules such as respect for others, importance of rules, etc.
  • Must have skills to plan different activities allowing community integration.
  • Must be organized and able to work without supervision.
  • Should have a sense of order and be willing to do office work.

How to get there?
International Airport: El Dorado ariport
Domestic Airport:


2.500,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.200,00 EUR (12 MTS)