Aftercare for Young Adult Orphans

Prabhakar Karandikar & Aditya Charegaonkar - Pune International Centre

This paper attempts to recommend a suitable policy framework of aftercare services for Young Adult Orphans (YAOs) in India, with special reference to the state of Maharashtra. The paper presents definitions and scope of the issue, touches upon the proactive Role of Judiciary in developing the Juvenile Justice system, discusses the modes of alternative and institutional care in India and the major problems faced by care leavers, provides an analysis of the situation in Maharashtra, reviews the challenges in developing after care services, and provides recommendations for policy reform.