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Saturday 03 of December 2022

DIF: At-Risk Youth Priority in Mexico City


Director of DIF-CDMX, Gustavo Gamaliel Martínez Pacheco,photo: Flickr/DF Vive
Director of DIF-CDMX, Gustavo Gamaliel Martínez Pacheco,photo: Flickr/DF Vive
The purpose is to establish necessary actions to be taken by DIF-CDMX

The Mexico City Family Development Agency (DIF-CDMX) announced that professionals involved in each stage of comprehensive care for at-risk youth in Mexico City must use a methodology aligned with a human rights approach.

Because of this, DIF-CDMX announced the guidelines for the Integral Care Model for at-risk youth, including follow-up guidelines, which were published in the Official Gazette Wednesday.

The purpose of these criteria is to establish necessary actions to be taken by DIF-CDMX, especially the Protection of the Rights of Children and Adolescents Prosecutor’s Office.

The staff of the Prosecutor’s Office will conduct themselves with honesty, professionalism and due diligence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities. Each case will be understood to be individual and require its own specific treatment.

The office will make prior informed consent, and all assessments and interviews of a social and psychological nature will be given to a mother and/or father, in order to determine the feasibility of the reintegration of the child or adolescent into the family.

In cases where reintegration is viable, the opinion of the child or adolescent will be sought, as long as their age and development allow them to express themselves.

The plan of care to be implemented for unaccompanied migrant minors, as long as their immigration status is resolved, will be made with a personalized plan for comprehensive intervention in the social, psychological and legal fields that will allow them to restore their rights.

This agreement will enter into force on Thursday.