Andria Neocleous is Executive Director of "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center and she is a board member of "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center USA. She has been associated with Hope For Children for more than 10 years, first as an external associate and then as the Director of Humanitarian Division. Through her work over the past years Andria contributed to the design and setting up of shelters for unaccompanied children, to the design of the operation of the Children's House (Barnahus model) in Cyprus and other specialized services for the welfare of children.
Andria holds a Bachelor in Sociology from University of Aegean in Greece and a Master Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Surrey in UK.
She is member of the National Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Violence in the Family (ACPCVF), while in 2021 she was appointed as a member of the National Council FONI on combating child sexual abuse, representing ACPCVF.
In the past she worked as a social counselor providing social support to survivors of torture and their families, and victims of trafficking. She has also worked at a consulting agency, where she participated in the preparation and implementation of european and national projects. She also participated in the compiling of reports on Cyprus for the program “Data Collection and Research Services on Fundamental Rights Issues” of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Cyprus.
Andria has dedicated her work in the field of human rights, and especially children's rights focusing on child protection institutions and alternative care for children.