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.
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Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice

The Institute of Juvenile Justice (IJJ) was set up and inaugurated jointly by Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi, India’s HRD Minister and Mr. Knut Vollebaek, Minister of Foreign Affair, Government of Norway on 09 January 2000 in the building constructed with the support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) at 59 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110 062 to serve as an Institution, a Resource Centre and also to function as the apex Administrative and Management body of the organization. Prior to this, since 1988 Prayas Head Office had been functioning from various locations at Jahangirpuri and Vasant Kunj.

The IJJ is the apex unit of Prayas which serves as a resource center at the national level to pursue developmental goals related to children's rights and juvenile justice. It directly serves different slums of Delhi and supervises projects in the seven states of the country including Delhi, in support with the donors, government institutions and corporate.

A major focus area of the institute is to publish the findings of the action based researches time to time for larger use addressing issues of rights of the child through its Research and Documentation center. These documents have been well received by the NGOs, police personnel's, government officials in the absence useful intervention manuals on child rights and child protection. We aim to continue these initiatives in future.


  • Juvenile Justice and Child Protection
  • Child Labour
  • Child Abuse
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Vocational Training and Life Skills
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Self-Help Groups. Micro finance and Income Generation
  • Trafficking
  • Homelessness and Beggary
  • Street Children
  • Disaster Management
  • Voluntary Sector
  • NGO and Government Partnership and CSR

IJJ is also a training centre, various training and sensitization workshops and consultations have been held:

  1. State level sensitization training on Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children ) Act 2000 & its Amendment in 2006
  2. Training Module for care givers and staff of Prayas
  3. Consultation on Minimum Standard of Care

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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