Chairperson of selection committee, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday said that Rajouri would soon become the first district in the state that would comply with all the laid down provisions of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA).
While chairing a meeting here Justice (Retd) Masoodi said that the district would have all the structures and institutions provided under the Act.
The Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Board, District Child Protection Unit and the Special Juvenile Police Unit are already in place in Rajouri district.
The district is in process of setting up Village Level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs) and Block Level Child Protection Committees (BLCPCs) in accordance with rules/guidelines by February 15, 2019.
The setting up of VLCPCs and BLCPCs will give the necessary impetus to full implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in the district. It has been already announced that an effort would be made to have VLCPCs and BLCPCs in place in the State by March 31, 2019.
Meanwhile, Justice Masoodi accompanied by Members SCOC– Rajiv Khajuria, Dr Rouf — and ICPS officers on a day-long visit to Rajouri, inaugurated two-day capacity building workshop for the Juvenile Justice stakeholders in collaboration with 'Save the Children'.