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15 December, 2008
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The UNICEF and Laws & Justice Commission of Pakistan, (LJCP), have jointly launched new initiatives of awareness, capacity-building and effective involvement of the people of Criminal Justice System of Pakistan in making the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO 2002) a reality across the country. A three day training workshop on ‘Juvenile Justice System, Diversion and Restorative Justice’ was arranged by the UNICEF and LJCP in Islamabad on Dec. 15, 2008. The Secretary LJCP, Dr. Faqir Hussain, and Dr. Riffat Sardar from UNICEF were behind this fruitful training workshop, which was attended by 39 officers from judiciary, police, probation and prison departments. The President of PSC, Fasihuddin (PSP) who is also the Chairman of the Police Child Protection Committee (PCPC), NWFP, along with other senior members of the PCPC participated in the workshop. A young and brilliant scholar, having his PhD in juvenile justice, Dr. Don Capriani was the principal speaker and trainer. The workshop was a real and serious academic activity and an excellent opportunity of interaction, especially between ‘the courts’ and ‘the police’, who otherwise act independently of each others’ sensitivities! The need for a true and scholarly empirical research of relatively practical relevance on juvenile issues was felt by all. The LJCP, Govt: of Pakistan offers the opportunity to all scholars, researchers and practitioners to send their research proposals on the subject. The PSC extends its support to all such academics and researchers. (Report by Ms Umaimah Anwar Khan, Bar-at-Law).