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What We Do

Since its inception in 2008, RCJJ has strived to work at different levels in the JJS. Through our work we intend to effect change not only in the lives of the children we work with but also in the implementation and functioning of the JJS.

At the institutional level, RCJJ staff, through a program called 'Help Desk', work with children who come into the system and provide them with socio-legal assistance. This requires the RCJJ staff to work directly with children and their families.

Direct work with children includes but is not limited to –

  • Legal guidance & assistance
  • Home visits & Preparation of Home Investigation Reports / Social Investigation Reports
  • Home tracing & repatriation
  • Strengthening bonds between children and their families by facilitating meetings between them.
  • Providing financial assistance for vocational and educational training.
  • Representing children / juvenile before the concerned authorities like CWC/JJB/ adult courts.
  • Referral to other agencies
  • Supervision of JCLs by orders of the JJB and follow ups after children have left the system.

Through such work, RCJJ aims to demonstrate successful rehabilitation and reintegration of children entering the JJS and also aims to assist functionaries to operationalise the child protection tenets of Juvenile Justice System.

At the district and divisional level RCJJ works with various stake holders like the Judiciary, Department of Women and Child Development, Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB), Child Welfare Committees (CWC), Police and other NGOs concerned with the JJS to sensitise them on children issues and ensure proper implementation of the JJ Act.