Orientation Training Programme on POCSO Act and Child Rights Led by Prayas JAC Society for Police Personnel in Gaya, Bihar

Orientation Training Programme on POCSO Act and Child Rights Led by Prayas JAC Society for Police Personnel in Gaya, Bihar Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society’s Bihar unit organized a one-day orientation programme on April 13, 2022 in Gaya with the goal of providing training to police personnel in the district on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO). The session was held at the District Council Auditorium and was attended by Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarter), Mr. Anjani Kumar Singh, and Railway Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Murari Prasad along with police officers from different police stations of the urban area. Present alongside police personnel were the Special Public Prosecutor of POCSO Court, the Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee, Superintendent of Children’s Home, members of Childline, and members of ActionAid. Mr. Manoj Sinha from Prayas’ Central team gave a brief introduction about the organization and then spoke about the recently launched ‘Access to Justice’ project that Prayas launched in partnership with Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation and Bachpan Bachao Andolan. He explained how this project is currently operating in 10 districts of Bihar and focuses on three thematic areas of – child sexual abuse, child trafficking and child labour with the foremost objective of increasing the rate of convictions in these thematic areas and thereby ensuring speedy justice to child victims/survivors of these offences. Mr. Jitendra Kumar, Senior Program Manager of the Prayas JAC Society’s Project, then went on to talk about the POCSO Act and Rules and the mandatory requirements and duties that the law places on police personnel when dealing with victims of child sexual abuse. He also conducted an interactive session where he gave the facts of a case study and opened the floor for group discussion. The group discussion resulted in knowledge sharing, identification of gaps in coordination among the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of child protection laws, and deliberation over ways to improve coordination. The Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee, Mr. Rakesh Ranjan spoke at length about not only POCSO Act but also about how the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015 – JJ Act was very relevant when dealing with children in need of care and protection. The Special Public Prosecutor, Mr. Sunil Kumar also spoke about lapses he had faced on the part of the police during the investigation stage which affected the trial in court. Concludingly, it was a successful orientation programme due to the constructive group discussion. Ms. Ambreen Fatima, Mr. Devendra Kumar Mishra, Mr. Gautam Parmar, Mr. Anos Lal, Ms. Monika Kumari, and Mr. Dheeraj Kumar from the Prayas team were also present in the workshop. About Prayas JAC Society Prayas JAC Society, a national level NGO, is operating in 10 states/UTs from Arunachal to Andamans, J&K being the latest. Working for 34 years, among others, in the areas of child rights and empowerment of marginalized children, youth and women. Prayas is working for child protection, care, development, rehabilitation and social reintegration and justice for estimated 35 million children in need of care and protection (CNCP). Prayas JAC Society is presently working with nearly 700 full time co-workers, over 38 Homes/Shelters/6-Childlines (1098) for the distressed children operational in Delhi, Bihar and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and 164 centres/units providing education, skilling, life skill program, health services etc. alongside multiple juvenile justice and child protection, counter trafficking & child labour, crisis intervention centre and other projects. For more information and interaction with our Founder General Secretary, Mr. Amod K. Kanth. Kindly write to:   Mr. Pawan Kumar Manager- Media Email -pawan@prayaschildren.org Contact (M): 9311506910

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