On July 6, 2023, the Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) partnered with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to organize a joint training session as part of their ongoing project titled “Juvenile Justice System Act 2018: Assessment, Analysis, and Capacity Building.” This session aimed to promote the dissemination and exchange of practical knowledge regarding the Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) and strengthen collaborations with stakeholders to ensure its effective implementation.
To facilitate the training series, a comprehensive manual was developed, outlining the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder involved in the implementation of the Juveniles Justice System Act (JJSA) of 2018 in Punjab. Additionally, participants of the training session were provided with pre and post-assessment forms, allowing for an analysis of their understanding of the JJSA 2018 before and after the training.
The training session brought together various stakeholders, including the police department, the probation and parole department of Punjab, the prosecution department, the National Commission of Human Rights Pakistan, and the law officers from Dastak Charitable Trust. Recognizing the importance of fostering a forward-looking approach, the event also included law graduates from Kinnaird College for Women and Lahore School of Law, who are actively involved in CPPG’s pursuit of future-oriented goals.
The session concluded with a productive discussion and valuable comments from the stakeholders present, contributing to a collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities in implementing the JJSA effectively. By promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration, the training session aimed to enhance the capacity of all participants and stakeholders involved in the juvenile justice system, ultimately working towards a more just and equitable society.