The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for rehabilitation of children in conflict with law under the Juvenile Justice System.
About | SOP on Rehabilitation of Children
- The said SOP aims to emphasise the cause of rehabilitation and social reintegration by providing for types of institutional care, after care services, foster care and sponsorship to such children.
- The SOP is based on the principles of presumptive innocence and best interest of the child.
Objectives |SOP on Rehabilitation of Children
- The objective of the SOP is to reduce incarceration while protecting children from violence, abuse and exploitation.
- The SOP promotes rehabilitation that involves families and communities as a safer, more appropriate and effective approach than punitive measures.
- The SOP has been designed to be a useful guide for stakeholders while dealing with children in conflict with law such as functionaries of child care institutions, Juvenile Justice Boards/ Children’s Courts, National and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, State/UT Governments and Police etc.
Stakeholders |SOP on Rehabilitation of Children
- The Ministry adopted a consultative process in developing the SOP by engaging with experts and advocates on issues of child rights and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
- It was also placed on the website of the Ministry of WCD for seeking comments from various stakeholders.
Significance |SOP on Rehabilitation of Children
The SOP will help to provide possibilities and opportunities to children in conflict with law to reintegrate in the society.
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