Special Cell for Women’s and children for Domestic Violence:

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The Program seeks to understand the factors deemed critical to implementing an effective response to domestic violence. Such factors include: the particular perspective and approach to domestic violence, the range of services offered, and the quality of these services. What follows is an analysis of these factors in relation to specific intervention strategies for the women’s in the premises of police station.

The special cell for women and children for Domestic Violence funded by Women and Child development department(Government of Maharashtra) since feb.2010 at Alibuag Dist :-Raigad , At Alibag we have appointed two Counsellors for Counseling the Cases referred by Police station and also came from directly from the community.

A broad overview of the range of responses to domestic violence reveals innovation and concern on the part of the state as well as the NGO sector to address the issue of domestic violence. For the purposes of this study, domestic violence was defined as physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse experienced by an adult woman within her home. The universe of research encompasses both state and NGO responses to domestic violence. The range of NGO responses varied from provision of alternate shelter, counseling, community mobilization, and education and awareness efforts to advocacy efforts.

Foremost among state interventions have been the criminalization of domestic violence and the passing of several amendments to address the issue of dowry harassment and dowry death. Other measures have involved efforts to make legal services more accessible to women. This has resulted in the setting up of Legal Aid Cells, Family Courts, Lok Adalats or Peoples’ Courts, and Mahila Lok Adalats or Women’s Courts. Attempts to make the police more accessible to women have taken the form of All Women Police Stations. Police counseling cells, community policing initiatives, and special cells run by NGOs at police stations have also sought to address different needs of women experiencing abuse. Among the other state responses have been counseling cells and shelter homes. Certain states initiated district-level programs to address the additional needs of income generation and employment.