Juvenile Justice System for effective legal assistance to children

DIMAPUR, April 26 (MExN): With an aim to ensure effective legal assistance to children who comes in conflict with law or are in need of care and protection, Dimapur District Legal Services Authority (DDLSA) conducted one day training workshop on Juvenile Justice System at conference hall, district court, Dimapur on April 26.   Panel lawyers, Para Legal Volunteers, police, children homes, labour department, Juvenile Justice Board, Child Line, ICPS, MSW students, Child Welfare Commission, women cell and social workers attended the workshop.   Delivering the keynote address, Limasunep Jamir, Commissioner of Police Dimapur, gave an over view of the Juvenile Justice Act and highlighted certain infirmities in the working of the act. Jamir, spoke briefly on the importance of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO Act).   The Police Commissioner also handed over a compensation award of Rs. 1 Lakh as Victim Compensation under Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme 2012, sanctioned by Relief and rehabilitation branch, Home Department to the retainer lawyer Nathaniel Kevichusa.   Resource persons at the workshop were R. Limhathung Ezong, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer, NSLSA, who spoke on Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, Esther K. Aye, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer, NSLSA spoke on Child labour/illicit trafficking and Limasenla Longkumer, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer, NSLSA spoke on POCSO Act ICPS. An interaction session was also held with the stakeholder.   NSLSA aims to improve access to justice for children Phek District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA) conducted training workshop on Juvenile Justice System at DC conference hall, Phek on April 26.   Speaking on Juvenile Justice System, Akumla Longchari, Master Trainer NSLSA highlighted on the aims and objectives of Juvenile Justice Act 2016. She informed that through the child friendly legal services to children and their protection scheme the National Legal Services Authority aims to improve access to justice for children.   She said that the main purpose of the schemes is to facilitate the proper implementation of the existing legislations and policies in favour of children which already exist, such as POCSO Act, JJ Act, prohibition child labour.   Speaking on POCSO Act, N. Longshithung Ezung, Chairman PDLSA and District and Session Judge informed on how to deal with the victims by all the stakeholders under the Act. He highlighted on the procedure to be followed by the SJPU under the act, procedure to be followed for recording the statement of the child and examination of the child etc.   A practical session on the juvenile justice system was conducted by the co-ordinator followed by group activity dealing with juvenile cases. Ketobu Vitsu, DCPO Phek gave the opening remarks. The programme was chaired by Mamang Singson, Retainer Lawyer PDLSA while vote of thanks was delivered by Samuel Ritse, APP Phek. Earlier, invocation prayer was pronounced by Mezo Nyekha, Member JJB.



Related Posts