New Standard Operating Procedure for dealing with children in conflict with law
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 12-May-2017

New Delhi, May 12: The minors who get separated from family or community it is very tough to change their mentality and bringing back them to mainstream society. The ministry of Women and Child development is woking for better rehabilitation for them.  The Ministry has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for rehabilitation of those unfortunate children who are in conflict with law under the Juvenile Justice System.

The new SOP aims at types of institutional care, after care services, foster care and sponsorship to such children providing types of institutional care, after care services, foster care and sponsorship to such children. This would help for rehabilitation and social reintegration.

SOP will try to save children from imprisonment to protect them from violence, abuse, and exploitation. Giving a punishment can never be safer than families and communities. The SOP has been designed to be a useful guide for stakeholders while dealing with children in conflict with law such as functionaries of child care institutions, Juvenile Justice Boards/ Children’s Courts, National, and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, State/UT Governments and Police etc.

The Ministry adopted a consultative process in developing the SOP by engaging with experts and advocates on issues of child rights and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The initiative wants to provide the children possibilities and opportunities to start a new life.