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CATCH Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined November 2017

A child protection organization that offers socio-legal support to children in contact with the law as survivors of violence and as perpetrators of violence.

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Access to Information, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence

CATCH Programme Overview

Our programme is designed to enhance the access to justice for children in contact with the law in Zimbabwe. It does so by enabling them to access legal aid and case management services in a just and timely manner. Education and awareness is also done in order to increase knowledge on juvenile justice and as a preventive measure.  The programme is also designed to do research on juvenile justice in Zimbabwe and uses the information acquired for advocacy purposes and appraisal of the programme. Key to reintegration of young offenders is skills development in order to address issues relating to their economic status which are a major push factor into crime.

 Organisational Programme Pillars

  • Legal Aid
  • Case Management
  • Education and Awareness
  • Research and Advocacy
  • Life Skills

Programme Purpose

To create sustainable initiatives aimed at reducing the number of children in prison, increase reintegration of children in conflict with the law and to mainstream child centred principles and practices in the justice system in order to enhance access to justice for children


Children in conflict with the law, families of children in conflict with the law, communities affected by children’s criminal activities,  Magistrates, prosecutors, DoSS, ZPCS, Zimbabwe Republic Police, civil society organisations advocating for child protection especially prisoners’ rights and lawyers representing accused child offender. Our impact is based on fruitful relations with government departments such as Department of Social Service, Child Welfare and Probation Services, Zimbabwe Prison and Correction Services, Ministry of Justice-Legal Aid Directorate, Public Prosecutors and Magistrates. Our line of work calls for great collaboration with other child protection committee members hence the establishment of an effective referral system to ensure holistic programming and intervention.

People Associated With This Organization

Gondai Bangidza

CATCH Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence
I am an intern under the Research, Knowledge and Impact department as an intern and am a qualified Development Practitioner with a Masters in the field. My expertise lies in the research and monitoring and evaluation areas with an understanding of communications. The reason I am joining this network is to learn and interact with other people who carry out development programs to help our societies at grassroots levels be impactful and sustainable.
In this network I seek to attain knowledge and ideas on how to keep grassroots sustainable in carrying out the work we do.

Maxwell Chambari

CATCH Zimbabwe
Joined August 2020
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice
Founder and Executive Director at CATCH Zimbabwe. An organization that is taking the lead in ensuring that the rights of children are respected.

Milton Chinyanga

CATCH Zimbabwe
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence
A keen child and women rights activists who has bias in monitoring evaluation and reporting for accountability and transparency. Here i expect expansion, growth and expertise through networking, learning and sharing of ideas, resources and strategies. This will ensure that every individual particularly children and women realize their fullest potential without any manipulation.


CATCH Zimbabwe (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Education
A member of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Serive

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