YEAR OF COMMENCEMENT: 1993
FUNDING: Multi sources depending upon the tasks undertaken
The Center was started in 1993, to fulfill a need for centralised information on children s issues. The main objective of
IDRC is compilation, documentation and dissemination of information on women and children in India particularly in
Tamil Nadu and to present it to all concerned with child development.
The Center has a library with a rich collection of books, documents, reports, Government Orders, articles and paper
cutting on all matters relating to child welfare. This Centre also serves as a training ground for PG students in Child
Development, Social Work and Sociology
· The compile, document and disseminate information on all areas of child welfare and development in
India, particularly Tamil Nadu.
· Ensure availability of this information to all concerned with child development and protection.
· Initiate and sustain advocacy programme for promoting Child Rights Awareness
During the year 2016-17 - Major programmes were undertaken by the Council with Support from UNICEF
1. Understanding the Spirit of Juvenile Justice Act 2015.
Aone day Consultation on Understanding the Spirit of Juvenile Justice Act 2015 was organised on Saturday 16th April 2016.
The Consultation was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Thiru S. Manikumar, Hon’ble Judge, High Court and Chairperson JJ Committee. Mr Job Zachariah, Chirf of Field Office, UNICEF, Tamil Nadu and Kerala delivered the Special Address.
Thiru G.M. Akbar Ali, Retired Judge and Member JJ Committee, High Court of Madras chaired the Panel Discussion on the recent changes and issues
concerning children in the JJ Act 2015. Presentations on the two arms of the JJ Systems were presented on a Government and NGO perspective.
The Consultation included the participation of the Legal fraternity including Judges, Lawyers and Members of well known NGOs and CHild Right Activists. The Amended Juvenile Justice Act 2015 has introduced many new clauses which needs deeper reflection. This COnsultation created an opportunity for a better understanding of the provisions of the Act.
The Consultation was attended by 35 Members consisting of NGOs and Practitioners.
The recommendations was presented to the State Government and the Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court