Victim Compensation Scheme is now a reality!
Disha is creating a legal, social and policy framework to ensure our criminal justice system is not only retributive, but also restorative.
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Teacher’s Colony, Amravati, Maharashtra.
Disha directors have been trained in Development Management from the reputed SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (Mumbai)
" Actively engaging with the police, judiciary, and village governance structures, DISHA’s advocacy-driven focus was instrumental in the formation of the Maharashtra Victim Compensation Scheme 2014."
Mariwala Health Initiative,
Respect & Compassion
What we do
Crime is a crisis for the victims and the organization provides psychological, social and legal help to enable victims to live a just and dignified life.
DISHA helps the stakeholders in the criminal justice system to ensure that everyone who comes under the criminal justice system, whether they are a victim or a common man, gets fair & respectful treatment while receiving justice
Due to ignorance, lack of information and neglect, many people continue to suffer to violence. With the right information and help, crime can be prevented and even if it happens, immediate help can be sought from the system
Badnera Railway childline
In recognition of its expertise in working with child victims, DISHA was awarded the running of the Badnera Railway unit of the 1098 ChildLine service by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
The purpose of Railway Childline is to provide care and protection to vulnerable children in and around the railway premises.
Badnera Railway Childline was started on Platform no. 1 of the Badnera railway station on 16th September 2020 with the kind permission from the District Collector, Hon’ble Shri. Shailesh Nawal (IAS).
In the last one year, a total of 92 vulnerable children have been protected by Badnera Railway Child Line with the help of Child Welfare Committee, Police (RPF & GRP), Women and Child Development Department, Amravati.
Ashoka Fellowship (2014)
Having registered Disha in 2009, Pravin Khandpasole set out to building a new national paradigm for empowering victims of crime on a national scale. One of his key achievements has been the setting up of ‘Maharashtra Victims Compensation Scheme whereby the victims receive compensation upto Rs. 2 Lacs.
For his innovative strategies and impactful initiative, Pravin was elected to the esteemed Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.