by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, JUL 1, 2016: Fifty five people from 23 different NGO's braved the Mumbai monsoon to attend the one-day workshop on 'The understanding of Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and Draft Rules' organised by Don Bosco Balprafulta in collaboration with Railway Children, UK at the at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga on June 27.
The objective of the workshop was to spread knowledge and create awareness regarding the Juvenile Justice Act, which was passed in 2015 with new provisions for marginalised children who need care and protection.
The main speaker for the day was advocate Maharukha Adenwala. She explained the Juvenile Justice Act, its amendments and provisions according to the act passed in 2015.
In the second half of the workshop, there was a small group discussion, where representatives from different NGO's could share their views and also difficulties with regards to running of institutions.
Vibhavani Kawle, a professor from TISS, conducted the group discussion. She also shared her views and helped people understand some of the practical problems and their solutions. An Action Plan was then presented by two different groups, one which works in institutions and the other which works for outreach children.
Father Gregory D'Almeida, Director of Don Bosco Balprafulta , planned and executed the workshop, which was held under the project 'Talaash' (Search) that works for children.