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No government recognized NGO institutions for juveniles
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 20 Nov. 2009 11:43 PM IST
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With involvement of several juveniles in various cases, the law enforcement agencies especially Women Cell Dimapur who deals with all such cases seem tough with no institution run by the NGOs given certification by the government. This crucial point was highlighted and brought into limelight during the first ever co-ordination meeting between various government agencies and NGOs on child related issues under the chairmanship of ADC Dimapur Sedivikho Khro which was held at DC conference hall on Friday. ADC Dimapur who is also the chairman of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Dimapur took stock on the various situations and problems faced by agencies such as Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), Women Police Cell and other institutions. Giving a report of the Juvinile home Pherima, a representative from the home informed that a total of 18 juveniles were currently in the home out of which 4 were girls. The 18 juveniles include 1 detained for murder, one for rape, 2 for prostitution, one for food poisoning and remaining for petty thefts. He also further informed that the post of counselor which was very important has not been even created. Chairman of the CWC and ADC Dimapur, Sedivikho stressed on the importance of sensitizing the people on various issues related to children. Calling for self retrospection among the parents, the ADC also highlighted on parents spoiling their children. Later the members decided to share all the contact number among the CWC, JJB, police, administration and GBs. the members also decided to contact the SP and MS Dimapur for cooperation in this regard. Meanwhile, the members also decided to held the next coordination meeting at juvenile home Pherima. With the establishment of JJB and CWC in the district and moreover with MOU signed between the state government and centre on Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) the problem will no doubt be solved to a great extent said one of the CWC members.

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