That under trials and released prisoners are living a life free from crime and are able to fulfil their dreams thereby becoming positive contributors to society.
One of the invisible and powerless groups of people in the city of Mumbai are the thousands of under-trials languishing in prisons. Many of them do not have the knowledge of legal process or have access to resources to secure their release. In most cases, the families of these petty offenders face social stigma and lack basic provision. Unless issues of resettlement and reintegration are in place, there is high probability of them becoming habitual offenders.
Azad reaches out to these marginalized men and women in prisons and released prisoners with various interventions. Legal Aid Services help secure their timely release. This is followed up by Recovery Based Rehabilitation which includes services such as counselling, mentoring and emergency support. Finally Focused
Reintegration develops Individual Reintegration Plans (IRPs) for each individual and ensures education support, skill development and job placement. Families of prisoners are also supported with a view to build stronger families. Project Azad seeks to add value to their lives and thus successfully reintegrate them into society.
1055 men, 500 women and 25 children were served through the Azad project.
Sponsor the rehabilitation and reintegration expenses of a prisoner seeking a fresh start
Kavita* is a soft-spoken hardworking woman from Mumbai. She came in touch with Sahaara at the Byculla Women's Prison. After due diligence, Sahaara paid her bail of Rs. 5000/- and she was released. After being released, she had no job. The lack of education also makes...
Shiva* a 32 years old man lived with his mother in Antop Hill, Mumbai. In the month of April 2019, he was arrested under section 457, 454, 380 of Indian Penal Code 1860 (for Lurking / trespassing someone’s house at night to commit theft). After couple of months,...
Precocious and intelligent Amrita* excels at almost everything she puts her mind to. Now 14, Amrita who hails from Aurangabad was deserted by her father and stepmother while on a train journey to Chennai. She was found in Cuddalore Railway Station and was first placed...