The objective of this Cell is to provide a consolidated and holistic approach while dealing with every child in conflict with law. It includes team work from the probation officers of JJBs, advocates/paralegal volunteer and SCAN-Goa.
The Socio Legal Cell is set up in the office of the JJBs at ApnaGharand renders socio legal support to the children all under one roof.
Other services such as job placements, enrolment of children for Stds.X and XII through NIOS and other vocational courses are also undertaken by the Cell. Free legal advice and counselling are also provided to children in conflict with law.
The objective of the programme is to increase support and improve standards of treatment of vulnerable witnesses to help them participate in the legal process and give their best evidence
This programme is being devised in collaboration with the Child Rights Clinic of V. M. Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar. The students associated with the programme would be trained on how to assist children in court.
The child is assisted prior to his / her deposition to help in relieving anxiety felt by the children when required to give their evidence.