In a first such effort of its kind anywhere in the country to create awareness among people about the protection issues of the Juveniles and children, the Delhi Police recently launched a special interactive website www.dpjju.com which would not only provide information about needs of children in various situations of neglect, but would also provide for receiving feedback from the society on issues related to juveniles and children.
The website was launched by the acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, who applauded the efforts of the Delhi Police to reach out to the people on this important aspect of their protection duties. The manual of training for police officers on juvenile issues was also launched by the Hon'ble Minister for Women and Child Development, Ms. Kiran Walia on this occasion. Mr. Y.S. Dadwal , Commissioner of the Police launched the guidelines for the police officers on child related issues. He reiterated the efforts made by the police and emphasized the need of sensitisation of the police officers at the police station level. Mr. Manoj Parida, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development GNCT of Delhi gave the vote of thanks. Mr. Sudhir Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police gave the introductory address discussing the steps taken by Delhi Police to improve the condition of the children. Ms. Suman Nalwa, ACP, Headquarters, Special Police Unit for Women and Children (previously known as Crime Against Women Cell) gave a presentation on the website discussing its features and aspects.
With the launch of the website the Delhi Police aims to increase awareness amongst police officers, youth, social workers, community workers and the society on the whole about various issues relevant to juveniles and children.
It is an interactive portal where people can share their concerns, opinions, ideas or initiate a constructive discussion on the child related issues. People would be welcomed to post their suggestions, articles, list queries on this site about contentious issues, good practices etc. on juveniles/ children. The site also encourages members of the community to report on children in distress, thus actively participating in making Delhi a safer place for children.
Delhi Police added another feather to its cap with the publication of the manual for trainers for training on Juvenile Justice System and guidelines for Police Officials by Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT Delhi.
This is the first such effort by a police department and other stake holders in the juvenile justice system anywhere in the country about creating awareness about the Juvenile Justice Act. The credit for this manual goes to the sub-committee set up on the issue. It consisted of Dr. Ashok Kumar, Jt. Director, NIPCCD, Ms. Suman Nalwa, ACP/Special Police Unit for Women and Children, Delhi Police, Mr. M.M. Vidyarthi, Member, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Ms. Bharti Ali, Co-Director, HAQ:Centre for Child Rights and Mr. Raaj Mangal Prasad, Chairperson, CWC Lajpat Nagar and Vice President (Programme) Pratidhi. The officials of the Department of Women and Child Development, GNCTD particularly the Sectretary, Mrs. Debashree Mukherjee, the Director, Mr. Rajiv Kale and the Joint Directors, Mr. R.N.Mangla and Mr. P.P. Dhal have been extremely helpful in providing all the support to the sub-committee.