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First ‘Child-Friendly Police Station’ of Maharashtra Inaugurated

Utkarsh Classes 19-02-2024
First ‘Child-Friendly Police Station’ of Maharashtra  Inaugurated State news 3 min read

A new children-friendly police station was inaugurated in the Dhule district of Maharashtra. The Azadnagar Police Station in Dhule city was chosen for this initiative, which was conceptualised by district collector Abhinav Goyal and District Women and Child Development Officer Rajendra Birari. 

  • To provide a safe and fun environment for children visiting the police station, the walls of a room on the ground floor of Azadnagar Police Station have been painted with children-friendly pictures.
  • District Superintendent of Police Shrikant Dhiware appreciated this initiative and wished good luck to the team. 
  • He emphasized that it is the responsibility of everyone in the juvenile justice system to ensure the safety of children and that their best interests are taken care of. Mr. Diware suggested that the team should inculcate the child-friendly process in the juvenile justice system and create an environment where children feel free from fear.

Why is a Child friendly Police station required?

NCPCR Guidelines:

When setting up police stations, it is crucial to understand that simply having colorful walls and sophisticated physical infrastructure is not enough. As per the NCPCR guidelines from 2017, the ultimate goal should be to bridge the gap between policing and child protection, effectively putting theory into practice.

Juvenile Justice Act of 2015:

When considering the needs of children who require care and protection, it's important to remember that the definition of juveniles is straightforward. As per Section 2(12) of the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015, juveniles are those who are under 18 years of age. This definition should be carefully considered.

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