SOP and coordination mechanism for interdepartmental collaboration
‘State to apply vibrant approaches to effect systems change’
No single institution/department can meet all of a juvenile offenders needs in Sindh.
There are significant gaps among juvenile justice system institutions/departments.
Offenders often receive fragmented, uncoordinated, insufficient, or duplicative
services from multiple institutions/departments. The public sector cannot provide
all services for youth in need. To address this problem, we need to indentify all
institutions/departments, introducing each other with their specific role and
responsibilities, and if possible to coordinate services through sustained
partnerships of youth-serving organizations working in private sector. Publicprivate partnerships can expand the overall capacity of the youth service system.
This partnership would be more effective and useful in ‘aftercare’ services which
may include rehabilitation and reintegration of a juvenile in the society. Before
initiating a useful activity to upgrade the juvenile justice system; it would be more
appropriate to collect relevant data at a central location, make it accessible to every
stakeholder, and use it in designing polices and legislative reforms