Integrated Child Protection Scheme

The Govt. of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development has formulated a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme – “Integrated Child Protection Scheme” (ICPS) with the objective to provide a safe and secure environment to the children in the country who are in need of care and protection as well as children in conflict with law. The intervention includes, inter-alia, financial support for setting up and / or maintenance of Homes for children in need of care and protection and those in conflict with law, setting up of child protection structure – state child protection society, capacity building, advocacy etc.

1.Specific Objectives:

a)To institutionalize essential services and strengthen structures.

b) To enhance capacities at all levels.

c) To create database and knowledge base for child protection services.

d) To strengthen child protection at family and community level.

e) To ensure appropriate inter-sectoral response at all levels.

f) To raise public awareness.

2. Guiding Principles:

a) Child protection, a primary responsibility of family, supported by community, government and civil society.

b) Loving and caring family, the best place for the child.

c) Privacy and Confidentiality.

d) Non-stigmatization and non-discrimination.

e) Prevention and reduction of vulnerabilities, central to child protection outcomes.

f) Institutionalization of children, the last resort.

g) Child centered planning and implementation.

h) Technical excellence, code of conduct

i) Flexible programming, responding to local individualized needs.

j) Good governance, accountability and responsibility

3.Approaches:

a) Prevention

b) Promotion of Family-based Care.

c) Financing

d) Integrated service provision – range of services.

e) Continuum of services – a feasible care plan for each child.

f) Community based service delivery

g)Decentralization and flexibility to focus on local needs.

h)Partnership Building and Community Empowerment

i) Quality care, standards for care and protection

j) Building Capacities

k)Monitoring and Evaluation

4.Target Groups:

a)Child in need of care & protection

b)Child in conflict with law

c) Child in contact with law

5.Government – Civil Society Partnership:

a) Government

b) Civil Society Organizations & individuals

i) Voluntary sector

ii) Research and training institutions.

iii) Media and advocacy groups

iv) Corporate sector

c) Community groups and local leaders, volunteers, youth groups, families and children.

i) State Child Protection Society.

ii) Juvenile Justice Boards in every District.

iii) Child Welfare Committee (CWCs) in every District

iv) Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs) in every District

v) Designate Child Welfare Officer in each Police Station.

vi) District Child Protection Unit.

vii) State Adoption Resource Agency

7.For Care, Support & Rehabilitation Services.

a) Emergency outreach services through childline.

b)Open shelters for children in need in urban and semi urban areas.

c)Family based – non-institutional care – adoption, sponsorship, foster care.

d) Cradle baby reception centres.

e) After care

f) Institutional services - Observation Homes, Children Homes, Shelter Homes.

g General grant-in-aid - SCPS will have general grant-in-aid.

8. Statutory support services :

Financial support will be given to the state Govts. for setting up of :-

a) Child Welfare Committee

b) Juvenile Justice Board

c) State Juvenile Police Unit

9. Other Activities :

a) Training and capacity Building.

i) Training of functionaries.

ii) Research & documentation to be entrusted to NIPCCD, SCPS, & DCPU for all stakeholders.

b) Advocacy, Public Education and Communication - to change mind sets at all levels – entrusted with state Child Protection Unit, State Adoption Resources Agency and District Child Protection Unit, Financial support will be given.

c) Research and Documentation

d) Evaluation of Implementation of ICPS

e) Child tracking system – set up Child Protection Management Information System and website for missing children.

f) Monitoring – to be carried out at National, State and District Level.

10. Implementation Schedule

MoU between the Central Government and the State Government was signed on 30th April 2012, and fund has been released by both the Central and the State Governments. Staff for various officers under ICPS has been recruited. State Child Protection Society, State Project support Unit and 8 District Child Protection Units has been established and are functioning effectively.

11. Expected Outcomes of ICPS :

As India moves towards becoming the youngest population in the world by 202, the Integrated Child Protection Scheme is an attempt by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity to grow to their full potential in a safe enabling environment. Once put in place we expect that the scheme would result in :

  • Reduced vulnerabilities of children
  • Better child protection services
  • Increased availability and accessibility of a variety of children protection services
  • Less children in need of care and protection
  • Increase in the protection of children in family based non-institutional care services including adoption
  • Better quality care for children in institutional care
  • Increase in the protection of children / young people leaving institutional care who are self sufficient and gainfully engaged in predictive activity.
  • Information /knowledge base of children and families at risk.

State Adoption Advisory Committee

In order to promote, implement, supervise and monitor the family based non-institutional programmes including sponsorship, foster care in-country and inter-country adoption at State level, a State Adoption Advisory Committee shall be constituted at every State/UT. The Adoption Advisory Committee will meet quarterly to discuss child welfare measures and ways and means to promote in-country adoption of children. Minutes of every meeting shall be sent to CARA. The tenure of such committee will be three years.

Juvenile Justice Board

Under this Act one Juvenile Justice Board is constituted for the state of Mizoram to exercise powers and discharge the duties conferred or imposed on such Boards in relation to Juveniles in conflict with law under this Act. It consists of a Judicial Magistrate of the first class and two Social Workers. The Bench has the powers conferred by the code of criminal procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974). The Board has power to deal exclusively with all proceedings under this Act relating to juvenile in conflict with law. the powers conferred on the Board by or under this Act may also be exercised by the proceeding comes before them in appeal, revision or otherwise.

The present members of the Juvenile Justice Board for various districts are:

AIZAWL DISTRICT
Sl.No NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 T. Lalhmachhuana Dinthar, Aizawl Principal Magistrate Judicial Magistrate First Class, District Court, Aizawl 8414948351
2 Dr. Ruby Zothankimi Dawrpui, Aizawl Member Asst. Professor, RIPANS 9862579579
3 Lalhmunsanga Chawnpui, Aizawl Member Commissioner of Excise (Retired)

LUNGLEI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 R. Malsawmdawngzuala Judicial Quater,
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Principal Magistrate Judicial Magistrate First Class, District Court, Lunglei 9436158076
2 C. Saihmingliana Salem Veng, Lunglei Member Headmaster, Govt. P.K. Middle School, Lunglei 9436147342
3 F. Lalrochami Lunglawn, Lunglei Member Social Worker 9612063722
MAMIT DISTRICT
Sl.No NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Gracy L. Bawitlung Venghlun, Mamit Principal Magistrate Chief Judicial Magistrate, District Court, Mamit 9612170356
2 Hmartawnluaia Vaiphei High School Veng, Mamit
Near SSA Office
Member Headmaster, Govt. Mamit High School 9485383954
3 Hmingsangzuali Lushai Hmunsam, Mamit
Near Presbyterian Church
Member Associate Professor, Govt. Mamit College 9862678424
CHAMPHAI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Thomas Lalhmachhuana Kahrawt, Champhai Principal Magistrate Judicial Magistrate First Class, District Court, Champhai 8974216213
2 Lalnunmawia Vengthlang North,
Champhai
Member Principal, Govt. Champhai College 9856289471
3 C. Lalnunpuii Vengthlang North,
Champhai
Member Associate Professor, Govt. Champhai College 8575885541
KOLASIB DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Sylvie Zomuanpuii Ralte Project Veng, Kolasib,MIZORAM. Principal Magistrate Chief Judicial Magistrate, District Court, Kolasib 9862384868
2 Benjamin Lalhmachhuana Venglai, Kolasib Member Co-Ordinator, Block Resource Centre, Kolasib 9862124123
3 K. Lalhmachhuani Venglai, Kolasib Member Lecturer, St. John HSS, Kolasib 8731876861
SERCHHIP DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Lalngaihmawia Zote K. Chawiliana Building, IOC Veng, Serchhip Principal Magistrate Chief Judicial Magistrate, District Court, Serchhip 9436141812
2 Dr. Lalhlunpuii Medical Quarters, JN Hospital, Serchhip Bazar Member Medical Officer, Serchhip 9436361253
3 Vanlalchhunga Vengchung, Serchhip.
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Member Associate Professor, Govt. Serchhip College 9436146067
LAWNGTLAI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Birthoilal Sakachep Electric Veng, Lawngtlai Principal Magistrate Chief Judicial Magistrate, District Court, Lawngtlai 8119964715
2 Laldinmawii Bazar Veng, Lawngtlai Member Lecturer, Govt. Region HSS 9436378567
3 L.H. Mawia Hnyaloom L-III, Lawngtlai Member Associate Professor, Govt. Lawngtlai College 9436148058
SIAHA DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN JJB DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Lalramsanga New Siaha Circuit Veng Principal Magistrate Chief Judicial Magistrate, District Court 9436377157
2 H. Lalfakzuala New Siaha East I Member Principal, DIET 9436149320
3 H. Lalrinfeli College Vaih-I, Siaha Member Assistant Professor, Govt. Siaha College 9862114859

Child Welfare Committee

The present members of the Child Welfare Committee for various districts are:

AIZAWL DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 T. Saikunga Zarkawt, Aizawl Chairperson Rtd. District & Session Judge 9436141254
2 Sangzuali Vanchhawng Chanmari, Aizawl Member Deputy Director (SCERT) 9436149352
3 Lalnunsiama Chhinga Veng, Aizawl Member Business 9436151356
4 Dr. Julie Remsangpuii Fambawl Govt. Complex, Luangmual Member Social Worker 8414869721
5 David Z. Hmar Electric Veng, Aizawl Member Business 9856090637

LUNGLEI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Rev.Dr.Raltawnga Venglai, Lunglei Chairperson Pensioner (BCM Pastor Pension) 9436147434
2 F.Lalromawia Serkawn, Lunglei Member Associate Professor, J.Buana College 9436157227
3 R.Lalthangluaii Zotlang, Lunglei Member Headmistress, Govt. P/S-1 8014691436
4 Dr.C.Lalnunsangi Chanmari-I, Lunglei Member Pediatrician, Lunglei Civil Hospital 9862564632
5 Malsawmdawngliana Venglai, Lunglei Member Assistant Public Prosecutor-cum-Assistant Government Advocate 9862494049

KOLASIB DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Happy Laldingliani Project Veng, Kolasib Chairperson Social Activist 9436372061
2 Lalhmangaihi Park Kawn, Kolasib Member District Programme Officer,
Social Welfare Department
8259851367
3 Caleb Laldawngsanga Venglai, Kolasib Member Director, St. Joseph, Minor Seminary 9485140852
4 T. Zahmingliana Venglai, Kolasib Member Associate Professor, Govt. Kolasib College 9436143132
5 Lalhluna Khuangpuilam, Kolasib Member IPS (Postal) Retired 9774011543

CHAMPHAI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 V.L. Chama Hnamte Kahrawt, Champhai Chairperson Social Activist 9862233985
2 Andrew Zohmangaiha Vengthlang, Champhai Member Business 9862266916
3 H. Zaimawii Vengsang, Champhai Member District Programme Officer, Social Welfare Department 9612194907
4 Lalthantluanga Tochhawng Vengsang, Champhai Member Lecturer, Govt. GM HSS 9862919302
5 Lalsangthanga Vengthlang North, Champhai Member Retired Associate Professor. Govt. Champhai College 8132830580
MAMIT DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Ronghakliana Chhangte Field Veng, Mamit Chairperson Headmaster, Govt. Middle School-I, Mamit 9612466951
2 R. Lalramthangi Venghlun, Mamit Member Clerk, DRDA, Mamit 9862333877
3 Dr. Lalnithari Zote Hmunsam, Mamit Member Associate Professor
Govt. Mamit College
8974435128
4 C. Lalrinpuii Vengthar, Mamit Member District Programme Officer, Social Welfare Department 9436143647
5 K. Lalmakthanga Bazar Veng, Mamit Member Lecturer GHSS, Mamit 9862596107
LAWNGTLAI DISTRICT
Sl.No. NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 HL Rinawma L-III, Lawngtlai Chairperson MCHM, Co-ordinator, World Vision 9436346370
2 Vanlalhlupuii Fanai Bazar Veng, Lawngtlai Member Headmistress, Govt. Southern Public H/S 9436148009
3 R.Lalrammuani Vengpui, Lawngtlai Member Associate Professor, Govt. Lawngtlai College 9436148419/
8731004637
4 H.Vanlalpeka L-III, Lawngtlai Member District TB-HIV Co-ordinator 8794103192
5 Dr.Irene Colbert Bazar Veng, Lawngtlai Member Retired Associate Professor, Govt.J.Buana College, Lunglei 9402101606
SIAHA DISTRICT
Sl.No NAME ADDRESS POSITION IN CWC DESIGNATION/ OCCUPATION CONTACT NO.
1 Dr.R.Hmingthanzuala New Siah West, Siaha Chairperson Principal, Govt. Siaha College (Rtd) 9436379865
2 Ellen Hlychho College Veng, Siaha Member Co-ordinator, Social Mission Development, ECM Siaha 9862706080
3 H.Zoramthangi New Colony, Siaha Member Principal, Lorrain English School 9436149112
4 Hunlawmawma BDO Quarters, Siahatla-III Member Principal, Elim Public School 9862542167
5 Derick Salai Solo New Colony-III, Siaha Member Editor, Debate MADC 8974658469

JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT

Functions and Duties :-The duties and functions of the office of the Juvenile Justice Act is to see that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of children) Act 2000 and Mizoram Juvenile Justice (Care and protection) Rules, 2003 are properly implemented and to carry out the activities of the decisions of the various Boards and committees constituted under JJ Act.

Adoption

Adoption Cell has been set up to coordinate, regulate and monitor the works of adoption and to render all assistance to the advisory Board on adoption. Deputy Director (A) is to function as Nodal Officer.

To cater to the problems of orphans and destitute children in Mizoram in a child centric way and with the guidance of Centre Adoption Recourse Agency, the Social Welfare Department sponsor a Home under Friends of Society as an Adoption Agency for the purpose of child welfare under the scheme of Shishu Grech. This Home was run from 1st October, 2004 with the grant received for CARA at Chaltlang near Directorate Office of Social Welfare Department.

Mizoram State Council for Child Welfare Aizawl is Scrutinizing Agency for in-country and Inter- country Adoption.