Our Impact

Major Achievements:

  • Formation of Maharashtra Victim Compensation Scheme 2014 with Budgetary Provisions
  • DISHA’s founder, Mr. Pravin Khandpasole was awarded with Ashoka Innovators for public Fellowship in 2014 for this unique, untouched issue. (https://www.ashoka.org/en-IN/fellow/pravin-khandpasole)

Our Reach-out from May 2014 to February 2018
Socio-Legal Guidance: (over victim support desk, helpline, and in cases referred to DISHA) 1545 cases
Legal Intervention (appeal in higher court, support to victim in filing complaint in adverse situations ) 45 cases
Educational Support 423 support services
Emergency Assistance &Medical Aid 297 cases
Support to avail government Schemes (Victim Compensation Scheme, BalsangopanYojana, ManodhairyaYojana) 202 cases

Our Presence at National and International Conferences & Symposiums

  • DISHA was selected as a presentator at international symposium ‘Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Bridging Theory and Practice in Creating Social Good’hosted by University of California, San Diego
  • Challenges of Victim of Child Sexual Abuse And Scope of Rehabilitation Presented at: Third International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology (SASCV), January 28-29, 2016, Goa India
  • Professionalism in Victim Assistance Programmes: Roles of Social Workers, Psychologists, Judiciary, Government and NGOs Presented at: O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, 30-31 October, 2015
  • Rehabilitation of families of murder victim in Amravati Maharashtra, Presented at: Seventh Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Victimology at KOSL, January 6-8, 2011 Odisha, India

Our reach-out through Publications

  • Contributed a chapter on ‘Supporting and Assisting Victims of Crime: The Indian Scenario’ in the book ‘Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India’ published by SAGE Publication, 2017

Our reach-out through the Mobile Help Desk Project (since October 2017 to September 2018)

  • Reached and intervened in around 145 cases within jurisdiction of Amravati Rural Police Stations.
  • Reached to 344 Police Patils through meetings and awareness sessions

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