9th & 10th January 2017: Two-Day Training for the Special Juvenile Police on Juvenile Justice and Child Protection.

Two-Day Training for the Special Juvenile Police on Juvenile Justice and Child Protection from 9-10 January 2017

The Centre for Child Rights, the specialized research unit of the National Law University Odisha, is organizing two-day training for the officials of the Special Juvenile Police Units on the Roles and Accountability of the Police in the Administration of Juvenile Justice and Child Protection from 9-10 January 2017 with the support of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Whereas the Juvenile   Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has brought some seminal changes in the juvenile justice system, particularly  in the matter relating to adjudication of ‘heinous’ offences by children of 16-18 years of age, the police has a critical role in the implementation of juvenile justice. Hence there is need to upgrade knowledge and skills to enhance the capacities of the police in dealing children. The objective of the training is to impart knowledge  and skills and inculcate  right-based attitude and understanding among police officials of the SJPUs to deal children efficiently.

The training will be attended by the head of the Special Juvenile Police Units of all thirty districts and officers of  the railway juvenile police units in the State of Odisha.