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Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society

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.


HomeJuvenile Justice and Child Protection
HomeChild Labour
HomeChild Abuse
HomeHealth and Nutrition
HomeVocational Training and Life Skills
HomeEconomic Empowerment
HomeSelf-Help Groups. Micro finance and Income Generation
HomeHomelessness and Beggary
HomeStreet Children
HomeDisaster Management
HomeVoluntary Sector
HomeNGO and Government Partnership and CSR

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

HomeState level sensitization training on Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children ) Act 2000 & its Amendment in 2006
HomeTraining Module for care givers and staff of Prayas
HomeConsultation on Minimum Standard of Care