Under the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000, Amendment Act, 2006 this Directorate has established an Institution known as ‘Apna Ghar’, Merces, Goa ( then Bal Niketan, Ribandar). It houses all the institution under the said Act i.e. Observation Home for Boys & Girls, Shelter Home for Boys and Girls, Children Home for Boys & Girls, Special Home for Boys and Girls all housed in one campus.

The said Act relate to juvenile in conflict in law and children in need of care & protection. It provides proper care , protection & treatment by catering to their development need and by adopting a child friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of the children for their ultimate rehabilitation. There are two Competent authorities under the Act (1) Child Welfare Committee ( 2) Juvenile Justice Board.

For details contact:- APNA GHAR, MERCES-GOA.