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4 WEEK CERTIFICATION COURSE ON POCSO + JJ ACT

Course Introduction: 

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act stand as pillars of child protection in India, addressing the pressing issues of child sexual abuse and juvenile justice. Enacted to safeguard the most vulnerable members of society, these legislative measures provide a robust framework for prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation. The POCSO Act, introduced in 2012, establishes stringent provisions for reporting, investigation, and trial of sexual offenses against children, emphasizing child-friendly procedures to ensure justice without further traumatizing victims. Similarly, the Juvenile Justice Act focuses on the rehabilitation and reintegration of children in conflict with the law, recognizing their distinct needs and vulnerabilities. Through this course, participants will gain a profound understanding of these acts, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the protection and well-being of children across India.


Course Structure:

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act: 

SESSION 1: An Introduction to POCSO (Gender Neutral)

SESSION 2: Crime and Punishment

SESSION 3: Reverse Proof of Burden 

SESSION 4: Teddy Bear Clinic 

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act: 

SESSION 5: An Introduction to JJ Act 

SESSION 6: Classification of Offences (Petty, Serious and Heinous) 

SESSION 7: Child in Conflict with Law and Child in Need of Care and Protection

SESSION 8: Practical Aspects

 

Objective:

The objective of this course is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act in India. Participants will delve into the legal provisions, procedural aspects, and practical implications of these acts, aiming to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address issues related to child sexual abuse and juvenile justice.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key provisions and objectives of the POCSO Act and the Juvenile Justice Act, including their scope and applicability.

  • Identify different forms of child sexual abuse and recognize the legal definitions and ramifications outlined in the POCSO Act.

  • Comprehend the procedural mechanisms for reporting, investigation, and trial under both acts, ensuring adherence to child-friendly procedures and principles of natural justice.

  • Analyze case studies and real-world scenarios to apply legal provisions and principles in the context of child protection and juvenile justice.

  • Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, child protection authorities, legal professionals, and social workers, in implementing the provisions of these acts.

  • Recognize the importance of rehabilitation, reintegration, and support mechanisms for victims of child sexual abuse and juvenile offenders, emphasizing a holistic approach to child welfare and justice.

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges and complexities in safeguarding children's rights and well-being in accordance with the POCSO Act and the Juvenile Justice Act.

 

 

Prime Takeaway:

Theoretical and practical aspects of both the including but not restricted to:

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act: An Introduction to POCSO (Gender Neutral); Crime and Punishment; Reverse Proof of Burden and Teddy Bear Clinic 

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act: An Introduction to JJ Act; Classification of Offences (Petty, Serious and Heinous); Child in Conflict with Law and Child in Need of Care and Protection

 

Assessment:

Assessment in this course on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act will be comprehensive, diverse, and reflective of real-world scenarios. Participants will undergo regular quizzes to gauge their understanding of fundamental concepts and legal provisions. Through case studies, they will apply their knowledge to analyze complex situations involving child sexual abuse and juvenile justice, demonstrating their ability to navigate the intricacies of the legal frameworks. Practical exercises will require participants to simulate various aspects of legal procedures, such as drafting reports and conducting mock trials, ensuring they grasp procedural mechanisms effectively. Group discussions will foster critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving, allowing participants to explore nuanced issues and propose innovative solutions. Assignments will encourage independent research and in-depth analysis of specific topics, enabling participants to delve deeper into key areas of interest. Ultimately, a comprehensive final examination will assess participants' overall comprehension and application of the POCSO Act and the Juvenile Justice Act, ensuring they are well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to child protection and juvenile justice efforts in India.

 

Mentor: Adv. Indulekha K

Graduated BA, LL.B (5 years integrated degree) from B.M.S College of Law, Bengaluru and completed LL.M in Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration from Jain (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru. Passionate about exploring, experimenting and expounding Law. Worked as a part-time law teacher during 2020-2021, before taking up the assignment as Law Research Assistant at the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai (Madras High Court) from 2021-2023. Currently practising law before various judicial forums and working as Guest Faculty of Law at B.M.S College of Law, Bengaluru. Dedicated and knowledgeable with a passion for teaching and learning Law subjects. Experienced in delivering engaging lectures, facilitating interactive discussions, and fostering critical thinking among students and interns.

Price - Rs 1999/- only

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