BBA

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Our most recent programme, Access to Justice was started in 2017 to ensure that the institutes are capable, accountable and convergent to protect the victims of child abuse and exploitation. It works to establish a smooth coordination between different bodies of child protection like State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, State Legal Services Authority and National Legal Services Authority.

Child Protection

It is achieved by creating a focused system in the country that is not only child friendly but provides accountability and sustainability of the agencies. It deals with initiatives to ensure timely justice to the victims, percolating the same till district level. This is done through partnership with NALSA and bringing together Sate Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) and State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) on a common platform to discuss child issues in the states. Strong engagements with SCPCR are carried out to gain a stock of cases registered in all the states. We are also establishing a close network of NGOs across the country to identify state specific issues and effective tracking of child related cases.

Institutional Building

There are multiple child protection institutions in the country. Yet, there are gaps in coordination and fixing accountability. We work to enhance their abilities, skills and knowledge. We have launched initiatives to strengthen the process of protection and prosecution mechanisms in cases of crime against children, through capacity building of state governments. We conduct trainings and workshops for various stakeholders including police, lawyers, Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Board, NGOs, activists and other implementing agencies along with creating Standard Operating Procedures for issues pertaining to child protection.