Prayas JAC Society: Prayas Started with 25 children in 1988, today Prayas caters to the needs of 50,000 neglected, street and marginalized children, youth & women in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Jharkhand.
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Prayas Observation Home for Boys-I (POHB-I) is a short-stay home for juveniles in conflict with law. They are the custodial children and their inquiry conducts by the Juvenile Justice Board under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act & amendment 2000/2006. The Observation Home is run by the Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice under the MOU signed with the Department of Women & Child Development, G.N.C.T. Delhi. The home provides non- formal education and vocational trainings to Juveniles with regular counseling to overcome their trauma. This Home is the first of its kind in the country a model of transformation from a Children’s jail to child friendly Home.

It functions under the guidance of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) constituted under the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 Govt. of India.

The main mission of POHB-I is to

  • Protect the rights of juveniles and equip them to meet their basic needs and achieve their full potential.
  • The Home uses reformatory approaches to help the juveniles give up their anti-social behavior.

The main objectives of the Home are

  • To assist the Juvenile Justice Board through Social investigation.
  • To provide opportunities for Non-formal Education, Vocational training, Counseling, Cultural & Moral education and Recreation.
  • Over all development of the Juveniles and to initiate steps towards their integration with families as well as the community.

The emphasis is to bring the juveniles back from darkness to light through INCLUSIVE APPORACH & include them in to mainstream of the society. The Juveniles in conflict with law are provided appropriate social skill and legal aid to face the proceedings of JJBs.

News & Events

  • 14Nov
    25th Foundation Day of Prayas coinciding with Children's day celebrated with 'Run for Children 2012' where 3,000 weaker section children ran for rights.
  • 15Oct
    PRAYAS’s initiative for skill development and empowerment of youth in Naxal affected areas

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