Mapping Haredi Youth at Risk

The Haredi Institute is partnering with the Ministry of Education to create a detailed mapping of the occurrence rates of youth at risk in the Haredi sector, according to locations, educational frameworks and communities. This will serve as a basis to better understand the factors and causes and enable more effective prevention and intervention strategies.

A team comprised of the Institute’s researchers, along with representatives from the Ministry of Education will collect and analyze data from the Ministry’s national database to form a mapping of Haredi youth-at-risk. The data analysis will be supplemented by fieldwork in 32 municipalities which have more than 3,000 children enrolled in the Haredi school system. The study will provide a clear map of the occurrence rates of youth-at-risk on a national scale, giving the Ministry of Education and philanthropists a better understanding of the factors and causes that prompt young drop-outs, and will enable them to invest in the most promising locales and programs. We expect to complete this study by midyear 2020.