Manual titled “Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law” released by WCD Ministry

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Source: Government of India

Headline: Manual titled “Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law” released by WCD Ministry

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a manual
titled “Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law” as
per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated
05.02.16, in the matter of Re-inhuman conditions in 1382  prisons, WP (C) 406
of 2013,  in which the Apex court had directed the Ministry of WCD to prepare a
manual similar to the Model Prison Manual as being prepared by Ministry of Home
Affairs that will take into consideration the living conditions and other
issues pertaining to juveniles who are in Observation Homes or Special Homes or
Places of Safety in terms of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of
Children) Act, 2015.

The
objective of preparing such a Manual for children in conflict with law is to
provide guidelines to the States/UTs and other stakeholders which will help
them to establish institutions for children in conflict with law and providing
appropriate institutional and rehabilitative services to them.        

The
Manual has been framed within the purview of the Juvenile Justice (Care and
Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of
Children) Model Rules, 2016. The Manual puts in one place all aspects of the
living conditions and other issues pertaining to children in conflict with law
who are in Observation Homes, Special Homes and Place of Safety. It also lays
down the processes to be followed by all concerned stakeholders while providing
services to children.

The
Manual shall enable all duty bearers in Observation Homes, Special Homes and
Place of Safety to appreciate the importance of their role and contribute
positively and proactively in the rehabilitation of children in conflict with
law living in these institutions.

Kindly click on
the link given below for Manual on Living conditions in Institutions for
Children in conflict with Law:

http://wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/Final%20Manual%2024%20April%202017_5.pdf

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