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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN-Goa) is Not affiliated with El Shaddai Charitable Trust.

SCAN-Goa : Initiatives
Legal Services 


SCAN-Goa has a team of empanelled lawyers who work on every case reported to our organisation. The Team is headed by a lawyer who has extensively worked in the area of children for last 15 years.



Counselling being one for the vital service required for the victim of abuse and also children who have got involved in crimes. Socio-legal counselling is also provided to the victims jointly by the lawyer and the counsellor.

Legal Services provided by Adv. Emidio Pinho

Phone: +91-9422389926

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Counseling Services provided by Audrey Pinto

Phone: +91-8605670055

For more information about this service please


Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights


XA/8, 3rd Floor, Sakhardande Apartments,

Dr. Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji - Goa. 403001

Telephone : 0832-2421870

Fax No:0832-2221353





The rehabilitation process is a participatory one, with the child, parent/guardian and SCAN-Goa . It is carried out keeping in mind the child’s best interest. Children referred by SCAN-Goa for further education, skills development and job placements are monitored periodically. This helps SCAN-Goa to change the rehabilitation plan if required. 

Social Investigation


There is lack of probation services in Goa. The Juvenile Justice Board (North and South) refers cases to SCAN-Goa to conduct home studies and submit the Social Investigation Report.  The home visits are jointly conducted by the lawyer and social worker. The report provides an overview of the present status of the child and the rehabilitation required.


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Community Service


SCAN-Goa was the pioneer agency to develop linkages between Juvenile Justice Boards, police and institutions. After a conviction, the child is referred to us and depending upon the crime an appropriate community service is planned for the child. The placement is monitored regularly, and there is regular interaction with the community agency.

Job Placement 


Children are referred to SCAN-Goa by the police, public prosecutors, Juvenile Justice Boards or by the community. SCAN-Goa is associated with hotel industries who provide job opportunities for these children referred by the organisation. 

SCAN-Goa: Implementation of Government schemes 
Victims' Assistance Units


Victims' Assistance Units providing sustainable and comprehensive services for abused children and their families, working in partnership with the community, the state government and non-government agencies under a state-wide multidisciplinary child protection system in pursuit of the realization of children's rights in the state of Goa
One Stop Centre


Looking into the work and support provided by the Victim Assistance Unit, the Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Goa, appointed SCAN--Goa to set-up and run a temporary One Stop Centre for Goa. This has been functioning since November 2015.

The One Stop Centre provides support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces.



Due to inconsistency in investigation processes, it was felt necessary to conduct trainings and awareness programmes for different stake holders. 


Hence SCAN-Goa in collaboration with Dept. of Women and Child development &  Juvenile Justice Board has conducted various trainings for police, anganwadi workers, children’s homes, etc. The training programmes were focused on the legal frame work and way forward. 


SCAN-Goa: Innovative Programmes
Socio Legal Cell


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.

Going to Court Programme


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.