RIYADH: The Ministry of Justice’s initiative “Shaml” provides services to 34,000 beneficiaries through 21 centers in different parts of the Kingdom, said a ministry statement issued on Monday.
The specialized centers were established to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia.
The initiative aims to create a suitable environment for families without needing to enforce such laws in courts or duty stations. It comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation plan 2020, to fulfill Vision 2030.
The goal is to strictly implement child custody laws in the Kingdom and reduce tension and conflict while protecting the rights of children.
The centers offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children.
Saudi Arabia has taken many measures to strengthen the relevant regulatory and institutional frameworks to protect children.
The initiative seeks to facilitate the implementation of rulings in cooperation with the nonprofit sector, in addition to creating job opportunities in community service.
The Ministry of Justice explained that the Shaml initiative provides an environment in which security and safety are achieved for both workers and beneficiaries.