To break the circle of crime, violence, drug abuse and imprisonment.
The Eagle Project, a registered charity in Brazil, is run by George and Cally Magalhães and team who began in 1999 to rescue children and young people from the streets of São Paulo, one of the largest and most violent cities in the world. Their focus now is in the youth prisons helping 15-19 year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds where extreme poverty, abuse, drugs, illiteracy, violence and living on the streets is a normal part of their lives. They work with groups of adolescents in youth prisons who participate in a programme of twelve psychodrama workshops based on the principles of Restorative Justice.
They also offer individual counselling and the lifeskills they need to prepare themselves for life after their release. The team accompanies them and their families for at least two years to help with professional courses, finding employment or whatever other assistance they and their family may need. Their aim is to encourage positive choices and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.