Prayas JAC Society: Prayas Started with 25 children in 1988, today Prayas caters to the needs of 50,000 neglected, street and marginalized children, youth & women in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Jharkhand.
Our Prayas


  • Establishment of Institute for Juvenile Justice on January 7
  • Establishment of Institute for Juvenile Justice on January 7

  • Inauguration of the Institute of Juvenile Justice, the apex unit of Prayas, by the Foreign Minister of Norway and the Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India
  • Prayas recognized as a Study Centre by National Open School
  • Prayas influences policy changes in some of the core areas as given below:
  • Rape Crisis Intervention Centre set up in June 2000 through Prayas in nine districts of Delhi in collaboration with the Delhi Commission for Women and Delhi Police. It caters to the social and rehabilitative needs of girls in the age group of 6-18 years who are victims of acute forms of violence including rape
  • In 2000, Ministry of HRD selected Prayas for running a Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Delhi. Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas, was launched on 12th August 2000 and started functioning simultaneously with its Head Office at Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC), Jahangirpuri, North Delhi and a branch office at Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice at Tughlakabad, South Delhi
  • Prayas instrumental in the drafting of the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, which is much more than a social legislation. It serves as a `blueprint of Child Welfare and Development in India’
  • Prayas gets accredited by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India to run the National Open School (NOS) for street and working children
  • Prayas becomes Deputy Convenor of the NGO Forum for Street and Working Children, with a membership of twenty leading NGOs of Delhi

  • In response to the needs of the killer earthquake, specifically to the needs of the children, Prayas launched, “Prayas Sneh Samudaya Project” in Gujarat, on March 7, 2001
    An Introspective Workshop on ‘Rape Crisis Intervention Centres (RCIC)’ jointly organised by Delhi Police and Prayas in August 2001, to review the functioning of RCIC in the past one-year
  • Prayas Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) completed one year of working closely with the disadvantaged groups by providing vocational training and skill development programs and Non-Formal Education (NFE). The Union Minister of HRD, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, released the annual report Of Prayas “ Prayas Reflections 2000-01 as well as the annual report of JSS entitled “ SAMBHAV” on the occasion. He will also inaugurated a bakery unit set up with the assistance of Rotary Club of Delhi , South End. Dr. Joshi lauded the efforts of Prayas and called it as a model for other NGOs
  • Kalasrishti Prayas children perform in UNIFEM’s Media Festival at Kolkata “Voices against Violence”.
  • South Yorkshire Police officers mingle with Prayas children in INDIA 2002
  • Book Release of “Kis Chidiya Ka Naam Hai Bachpan” written by Dr. Ravindra Rajhans . He has dedicated the book to Prayas
  • Prayas submits a Draft Media Policy for Children in India to The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, to enable the Ministry to evolve a media policy for children
  • Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh September 2002, Prayas further extended its intervention in the state of Bihar by setting becomes the President of Prayas on 28th Dec, 2002
  • On the 8th of Dec. up a home, “Prayas Shishu Niketan” for children in need of care and protection, in partnership with Mira Memorial Trust at Motihari, Bihar

News & Events

  • 14Nov
    25th Foundation Day of Prayas coinciding with Children's day celebrated with 'Run for Children 2012' where 3,000 weaker section children ran for rights.
  • 15Oct
    PRAYAS’s initiative for skill development and empowerment of youth in Naxal affected areas

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