Justice Initiatives

JKPS is passionate about justice.  Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the global sex trade each year. (UNICEF)  Kolkata is a critical hub for human trafficking as it serves as a source, destination, and transit point for trafficked children.  JKPS holds trafficking awareness programs in villages to educate families on the dangers and warning signs of traffickers, and we are also engaged in several different justice initiatives:

Mahima

JKPS has established a network of aftercare facilities set up to provide specialized care to minor victims of sex trafficking as well as other girls in need of care and protection under the custody of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).  These homes exist to provide opportunities for these girls to return to their community stronger, restored, and empowered.At present JKPS has 3 homes under the name of Mahima Umang, Mahima Umeed and Mahima Udaan.

Our Key Components:

  • Conformity with the Law
  • Protection of Identity
  • Trauma Focused Counseling
  • Personalized Care
  • Medical Care
  • Legal Aid
  • Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Reintegration
  • Recreation

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 Mahima Umeed

This is a home for 12 girls in the age group 8 to 12 years, who came from very threatened environments . Mothers willingly hand over their daughters to be reared by JKPS , with both love and care. The girls  grow up in a safe environment to become  useful citizens of India. All the girls go to  schools nearby.

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Premanand

The construction of the home for children coming from difficult circumstances has been completed. Our home seeks to place them in a very healthy environment, providing them with proper care , housing and schooling. Our facility can provide such benefits to 15 boys. The home also provides tuitions and extracurricular activities such as drawing and music classes to these children. Few of our children have started going to school since August 2015. It was a blessing to see their excitement on their first day of school.

 

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Ashaloy

This counseling center, for sex workers and their children, is situated in Sonagachi, the biggest red light area in Asia. There are many challenges while working in this area, yet it is a joy to see them regularly attending the various programmes that are conducted here for helping them physically and emotionally. Summer Camps are also conducted here for children during their summer break.

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