ToT on child rights underway

ITANAGAR, Sep 15: A two-day training of trainers (ToT) programme on the Juvenile Justice Act, the POSCO Act and other child rights under the Child Protection Scheme got underway here on Saturday.
Retainer lawyers of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), the special juvenile police unit, and officials and staff of the Papum Pare district child protection unit are participating in the training, which is being conducted by the state legal services authority (APSLSA).
Speaking on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, District Legal Services Authority Special Secretary Geetanjali Goel said the basic aim of the act is to adopt a child-friendly approach in the settlement and disposition of matters in the best interests of children, and to arrange ways for “their ultimate rehabilitation through various established institutions.”
Goel explained the role and procedure of JJBs in the state in exercising their powers and discharging their functions relating to children in conflict with the law.
Capital Complex CWC chairperson Kani Nada Maling presented an overview of the CWC in the state, while APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung highlighted the need to create awareness among the people of the state in protecting the rights of children and giving them proper environment to grow healthy and unharmed.
The training programme will also discuss human trafficking, the role and procedure of the CWC, the POCSO Act, implementation of the Juvenile Justice, and related themes. (DIPR)