Strengthen Community Based Rehabilitation

IRCA, which would have the capacity to do so, would be encouraged to develop innovative interventions to strengthen the community based approach towards rehabilitation of recovering addicts, like, half-way homes, drop-in-centres etc. For this purpose an additional amount of 5% of the total approved expenditure for the Centres would be admissible to the organization. Some other interventions which shall be eligible for assistance under the Scheme are as under:

3.3.8.1 Community Sensitisation Programme

This can be, say, in the form of 3-day training with community leaders, women’s groups, youth groups and local government officials. The training should be in local language with a focus on understanding the problem of addiction, the methodology of rehabilitation and relapse prevention.

3.3.8.2 Targeted Interventions for vulnerable groups

Targeted Interventions are required for high-risk groups like sex-workers, street children, beggars, eunuchs and persons in prison. NGOs may be allowed to run de-addiction centres exclusively for such groups on a pilot basis in areas where the problem is severe and sufficient numbers of persons at risk are available. Such pilot centres need not run on continuous basis but on a need basis. Setting

up of Centres exclusively for women addicts would be encouraged. For projects in prisons, recommendation from Director General, Prisons or Department in Government dealing with Prisons, would be necessary.

3.3.9 Surveys, Studies, Evaluation And Research on the subjects covered under the Scheme

Financial assistance shall be admissible to eligible organizations for the activities to meet the objectives given in the Scheme based on the merit of the proposal, to be decided in each case, by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

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