To Reduce Re-offending Rate in India

1.Dream Care Children Centre

We provide residential care for the child who might be deprived of even a single parental care. Due to crime related issues and/or does not have anyone to take care of the food/stay in the absence of their parents. We believe any child should have a regular visit to the parent who’s in the prison as no one else might share the love and affection like a parent. We identify residential care institutions in every district and admit those needy children into the appropriate children care centres in their respective districts with the help of social defence department of Tamilnadu which would be apt for pursuing their dream(s). Since it’s one of the prime mottoes of GNE we’d like to invite retired seniors and eminent personalities across the globe as volunteers in imparting new skills, humanitarian values and sharing their rich experiences with our children.

Perception:

As the children are witnessing crime-related issues pertaining to imprisonment of father/mother due to domestic disputes. Such a concept of GNE would sweep the traces of horror by convalescing with appropriate care.

2.Edu- Gate Scholarship for Children

Edu-Gate Scholarship for Children is a program by GNE (Global Network for Equality) which is a facilitation platform to educate children who live with a single parent and surviving with the support of meagre income as one of the parent is lodged in prison. GNE will arrange the scholarship with the support of Udhavum Ullangal Chennai, Mugavari Foundation Chennai and sponsors from many other organizations and individuals.

Perception:

Protecting young minds from the threat of child sexual abuse, molestation and exposure to anti-social elements, treat them as the apple of our eye by empowering them with education to lift their status in society.

3.Psycho-Social Counseling

GNE also work on emotional needs and psychological aspects to reform the inmates in prisons by sending professionally qualified psychologists / social workers. Based on the experience gained from counselling session GNE train the prison staffs on the method of managing hardcore prison inmates. Upon completion of their term, GNE will try to re-integrate them with their grown-up children to make a prosperous family.

Perception:

Measures inducted by GNE to resurrect the lost inertia in life by exponents of the psychiatric podium to challenge society at large.

4.Family Reunion

About 50% of the prison inmates do not have any of their family members visiting them. The reasons may be due to mental agony and/or trauma and/or panic and/or stigma and/or accessibility to prison due to inability to afford the travel expense. In some cases, the family members do not know the whereabouts of the inmate and so they may not have visited. GNE tries to establish contact with such families and intimate them and may also do counselling (if required) to make sure that they come and visit. In some cases, GNE provides funds for their transport.

Perception:

Strengthening bonds with family members who feel helpless in meeting the inmates due to various reasons, by relieving them with suitable relief.

5.Towards New Dawn

This is a service program by GNE. It creates employment opportunities for the ex-prisoners and family members of prisoners. In which GNE enrol them into job skill training at the nearest centres. GNE assist them to avail bank loans to set up small scale ventures. GNE also provide an opportunity to work in our sustainable business plan for the ex-prisoners that enables them to be independent. GNE create awareness on the impact of imprisonment and way to self-control techniques in an angry situation. The above-mentioned endeavour helps us to curb the vicious cycle of crime.

Perception:

GNE is a service provider encapsulating issues like employment opportunities / imparting skill training programs / availing bank loans to boost small scale ventures.

6.Legal Aid

GNE offers legal guidance to the needy prisoner’s families. GNE provide a qualified advocate to ensure the legal rights of the children of prisoners who live with a single parent, as it often happens that the child is unaware of the particular rights pertaining to the issues.

Perception:

Operating an advisory cell with legal components of empowering child rights.

Future Plans

There are 123 central Prisons in India. GNE started to work in Palayamkottai Central Prison at first and replicate the same model in other prisons across India. In the next stage, GNE aim to launch the same concept to reach in Hotwar Central Prison (Ranchi- Jharkhand), Chanchalguda Central Prison (Hyderabad- Andhra Pradesh), Imphal Central Prison (Manipur). GNE aim to provide best possible resources, care, affection, guidance, support, enriching environment, maybe to a small population prisoner’s children, without any compromise to the quality. This will ensure that the children who are most vulnerable and are in extreme need would grow up as best citizens.