VIDIYAL NEWS
02.03.2019 – Vidiyal Nursery School : Parents – Teacher Meet
03.03.2019- Training for Staff and Volunteers
08.03.2019 – Reception Home : Training on Leadership Qualities
09.3.2019 –Vidiyal Child Rights Movement Managing Committee Meeting
09.03.2019 – Children’s Library – Enhancing Reading Habit
09.03.2019 – Mothers Meet
14.03.2019 – Childline awareness to children at Vidiyal Centre at Ambedkar Nagar
17.03.2019 – Fathers Picnic
22.03.2019 – Vidiyal Nursery School : 16th Annul Day Celebration

Advocacy and Implementation

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Juvenile Justice

Involvement in bringing reforms in Juvenile Justice System

Sakthi – Vidiyal has been involved over 15 years in strengthening the Juvenile Justice system in Tamilnadu. We actively participated in the campaigns and consultations organized to bring reforms in the Juvenile Justice system and shared the success when the government enacted the new legislature “The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000”. This brought a big shift in the approach towards the children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection. Principles like ‘principle of dignity and worth’ ‘best interest of the child’ and ‘institutionalization as the last resort’ have brought systemic change in ensuring justice for children coming under the purview of this law.

Involvement in Training the persons working in the Juvenile Justice System

We got actively involved in training the police personnel, members of Child Welfare Committees, members of Juvenile Justice Boards, personnel of various homes run by the Government and voluntary organizations, block level officers, staff of various allied departments of the district administration, teachers and Block Resource Teacher Educators about juvenile justice and child protection. In 2009 Mr.C.Jim Jesudoss, our Executive Director served in the evaluation team constituted by the Department of Social Defence and evaluated the Reception Units in four districts in Tamilnadu including Salem, Erode, Dharmapuri and Coimbatore.

Serving in the Judicial Capacity in the Juvenile Justice System

We take pride that our Executive Director Mr.C.Jim Jesudoss has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Madurai since June 2012. The Child Welfare Committee functions as a Bench of Magistrates and have the powers conferred by the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) on a Metropolitan Magistrate or, as the case may be, a Judicial Magistrate of the first class.