Shelters for victims of Domestic Violence

Gori Service Institution for Domestic Violence (Shelter)
26.09.2017

Victims of  human trafficking and domestic violence (along with the dependents ) are subject of enrollment in the shelter.

 

  • A victim of human trafficking – is a person who has suffered moral, physical, or property damage as a result of the crime of human trafficking, and who, as determined by the legislation of Georgia, has been recognized as a victim of human trafficking by law enforcement authorities or the Standing Task Group established under the auspices of the Interagency Coordination Council for implementing measures against human trafficking.
  • Affected person a person recognised as an affected person as a result of the crime of human trafficking, as determined by the Criminal Code of Georgia;
  • Dependent person is a child up to 18 years of age of victims / affected by a human trafficking, as well as a person whose legitimate representative is a victim / affected by human trafficking.
  • Victim of domestic violence is a family member whose constitutional rights and freedoms were violated by neglect and/ or physical, psychological, sexual and economic violence or coercion and who was given the status of a victim of domestic violence by the relevant service of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of Georgia and/or by a court and/or by a group tasked with determining the victims of domestic violence (victim identification group);
  • Victim is a family member who is determined as victim of domestic crime (Article 111) and domestic violence (Article 1261) under the Criminal Code of Georgia.
  • Dependent person is a child up to 18 years of age of victims / affected by a domestic violence, as well as a person whose legitimate representative is a victim / affected by domestic violence.

        

A person shall not be admitted to a service shelter of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in the following cases: 

  • If a person (except the dependent person) does not have the status of victim or affected person by the human trafficking and / or status of victims or affected person by the domestic violence;
  • There is a danger of inflicting significant damage to other beneficiaries directly by him/ her;
  • Has a pet (cat, dog, etc.) and asks to stay with it in the shelter;
  • In other cases determined by Georgian legislation.

The state shelters of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence provide beneficiaries with the following services:

  • Daily accommodation (shelter);
  • Psychological and social rehabilitation;
  • Organizing / receiving medical services;
  • Legal assistance;
  • Translator service, if necessary;
  • Other services, if necessary