The Information and Research Center- King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF), with the support of a Democracy and Governance Grant from FHI 360 and USAID, is engaged in a project aimed at improving the lives of youth deprived of family ties in Jordan. The project aims at identifying and reducing the legal and social inequalities and discrimination faced by youth deprived of family ties in Jordan who are or have been residents of care centers, and providing care leavers with a support system to allow for a smooth transition from alternative care to independence.
In this volume of the research, IRCKHF provides a review of literature, legislation, strategies & best practices, and media coverage surrounding youth deprived of family ties in Jordan as well as relevant international treaties and conventions. The literature review provides an introductory review of youth and children deprived of family ties, develops academic, governmental, and non-governmental reports using different terminology and categories to describe children deprived of family ties. Unfortunately, it is difficult to obtain a clear picture on the number of children and youth deprived of family ties because the official categories and definitions of children in this situation are also inconsistent.