Name of the organization:

Associação dos Pesquisadores de Núcleos de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre a Criança e o Adolescente – Neca



Celso Veras Baptista


Short history – when is founded, important changes, the goal, mission, vision:

Neca, a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP) headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil since February of 2005. It was founded by a group of researchers who wish to expand its activities in research and social intervention with child and juvenile population that lives in greater personal and social risk

Mission: To generate and disseminate knowledge and methodologies for improvement, innovation and coordination of policy interventions and advocacy of the rights of children, adolescents, youth and their families.

Vision: To be recognized as a reference in the production and dissemination of knowledge and practices in the field of childhood, adolescence, youth and family.


Goals of the organization:

  • Building a structure of collective and coordinated studies and research to support the development of programs and projects in the field of childhood, adolescence, youth and family.

  • Producing knowledge and innovation in the area of childhood, adolescence, youth and families.

  • Impacting positively public policies and practices related to the rights of children and adolescents.


Main activities:

  • Supervision of teams of Residential Child Care institutions

  • Advising to the management teams of the Municipal Secretaries of Social Work

  • Qualitative assessment of programs

  • Conducting studies and research

  • National mobilization for the rights of children and adolescents

  • Organizing courses and supervision groups

  • Development of methodologies for training and information

  • Diagnostics in the area of childhood and adolescence

  • Production and publication of books and materials


The current group of 50 members, of which 20 have a more active participation in the execution of the different projects.


E-mail: gestã


Address:Rua Lincoln de Albuquerque, 328, Barra Funda – 05004-010 – São Paulo – SP – Brazil

Phone: +55 (11) 3673 7049