Counselling to channel borstal home inmates to mainstream

Published: 11th August 2016 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2016 05:35 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: In the wake of recent incidents of fleeing of inmates of juvenile homes, the Tamil Nadu government announced that a counselling service would soon be launched for the benefit of the children staying at these homes.

Making the announcement in the Assembly on Wednesday, the Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme Dr V Saroja said the service would help groom the children and let them return to the mainstream of society as good citizens.

“In order to help the inmates of juvenile homes to overcome psychological and society-related problems through counselling and bring them back into the mainstream of the society, counselling service will be provided for them from the current year”, she told. The government has earmarked Rs 16.20 lakh for this ambitious service which may yield better results and help bring down the number of incidents of jump out from juvenile homes.

According to Saroja, the counselling would be offered once in two days round the year for the childre n. Post-graduates in psychology and counselling would be roped in for providing the service.

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