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Sensitization training of Police Personnel's in Northeast District of Delhi on Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Acts 2000/2006

Designated by: Crime against Women and Children Unit, Nanakpura, Delhi to Asha Deep Foundation (ADF) in collaboration with Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU), CAW Cell Nand Nagri, Delhi, 95

The Sensitization trainings for the police personnel were conducted by Rev. H. K. Chetty, Director, and ADF at 17 police stations in the presence of SHO and sub inspector at north east Delhi. During the training he projected various legal aspect related to child rights and child protection. He conveyed the articles of Juvenile Justice Care and protection of Children Act 2000/2006, the role of police, Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Board, and the general public. Juvenile Justice Act 2000 is the only beneficial legislation for the children in India, but there are various aspects of it in terms of its implementation; such as the machineries, the professionals involved in it, which play an important role in its implementation. The main objective is to provide a protective umbrella for all children in difficult circumstances. The Act covers all types of children below the age of 18 years, and further support to children till the age of 21 years.Through this Act we consolidate and amend the law relating to juveniles in conflict with law andchildren in need of care and protection, by providing for proper care, protection and treatment by catering to their development needs, and by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of children and for their ultimate rehabilitation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.Therefore the training of the police personnel becomes very important.

Objective of the Training

To train the Police Officials on how to deal with the Children in conflict with law (CCL) and Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP )
To sensitize the participants on Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Acts 2000/2006.
Details of the sensitization trainings organized for police personnel for handling juveniles in conflict with law and Children in need of care and protection at Police station level are as mentioned below -:
Round wise details of the training organized at PS level

May – 2011 TO December – 2011

Name of the Thana Total Round I II III IV V VI VII VIII Total No. of Participant
Seemapuri 03 34 21 22 00 00 77
Nand Nagari 04 45 21 14 23 00 103
G.T.B. Enclave 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Harsh Vihar 04 34 39 23 22 00 118
M. S. Park 04 31 21 24 23 00 99
Shahadara 04 34 25 34 26 00 124
Welcome 04 31 38 35 26 00 136
Jyoti Nagar 04 31 33 24 21 00 109
Gokul Puri 04 29 38 35 21 00 123
Bhajan Pura 05 26 24 23 26 28 127
Seelam Puri 03 20 25 22 00 00




67
Zafrabad 04 44 32 32 27 00 135
N. U. Pur 04 43 41 37 28 00




149
Karawal Nagar 04 33 23 40 24 00




120
Khajuri Khas 04 22 22 33 24 00




101
Soniya Vihar 03 24 36 28 00 00




88
Total 58 486 439 426 291 28




1670

January – 2012 TO Mach 2012 Round & No. of Participants

Name of the Thana Total Round I II III IV V VI VII VIII Total No. of Participant
Seemapuri 02 22 24 46
Nand Nagari 02 36 24 60
G.T.B. Enclave 02 24 11 35
Harsh Vihar 02 22 35 57
M. S. Park 02 26 29 55
Shahadara 02 24 25 49
Welcome 02 27 13 40
Jyoti Nagar 02 26 22 48
Gokal Puri 02 24 30 54
Bhajan Pura 02 30 21 51
Seelam Pur 02 33 23 56
Jafrabad 02 24 22 46
N. U. Pur 02 23 17 40
Karawal Nagar 02 19 32 51
Khajuri Khas 02 30 28 48
Soniya Vihar 02 30 19 44
Total 32 420 375 780

Contents of the Trainings -

Who is Child? Define Child? “Juvenile” or “Child” means a person (he/she) who has not completed 18 (Eighteenth) year of age Or 0-18 year.

The Basis -

Provisions of the Indian Constitution
The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of the Juvenile Justice, 1985 (The Beijing Rules)
Four broad RIGHTS of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child-declaration on 20th November 1989
Right to Survival
Right to Protection
Right to Development
Right to Participation
Two broad categories of children dealt with:
* Children in conflict with law (CCL)
* Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP)
What should a police person on duty do, if s/he receives the call or child in police station?

Child In need of Care and protection (CNCP) -

Take care of basic urgent need of the child
Give the attention and affection to child
Try to understand the category of CNCP in which child will fall
Take the steps accordingly

Child in conflict with law

Give the attention and affection to child
Take care of basic urgent need of the child
Try to understand the category of CCL (Petty or heinous) in which child will fall
Take the steps accordingly
While dealing with Children under this act, please remember following things:
Remember to wear plain clothes except at the time of apprehend
Never handcuff a Child or Juvenile
Names of Juveniles or Children must not be glorified in Media

Observation -:

It was observed that the SHO and IO level officers are taking keen interest in attending and organizing the training programme whereas constables and other PS level staff response was not very positive. They are taking it as a burden rather than responsibility.
It was observed that some police officers even lack the basic information on CWC and JJB.
In spite of proper notification earlier it was also experienced that Officials were not even prepared for the workshop i.e. no proper arrangement of venue , sitting arrangement ,participants etc.

Outcome -:

As per the feedback received from the police officials the training proved to be very useful and informative for them. The participants enthusiastically participated and share the children cases that they have dealt in police station.
They are willing to attend such type of workshop and its follow up In future.
So they came to know about the role of CWC.
They become aware of their roles and responsibilities for the inclusive development of children.
The participants discussed some complicated cases where they found difficulty for intervention.
 
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