, Mumbai campus
M.A. (TISS), Ph.D.
Started career as Probation Officer in the State Childrens’ Home and thereafter as Social Worker with a Children’s Home. Joined the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) as faculty in the year 2000 and is currently Assistant Professor at TISS. Involved in teaching courses related to vulnerable children, social work skills, etc. Also engaged with supervision of fieldwork students and research related work. Participated in faculty exchange/training programmes in USA, Finland and Switzerland.
Former Member of the Juvenile Justice Board (Mumbai Suburban) for seven years. As a Social Work Member of the Board, have worked closely with the Magistrate on cases pertaining to juveniles in conflict with law and rehabilitation. Have been part of Maharashtra Govt. appointed and High Court appointed Committees for areas pertaining to juvenile justice
Resource person at several State and National Training Programmes at places such as the National Judicial Academy, Maharashtra State Judicial Academy, National Police Academy, Law Universities, etc., on various topics related to the juvenile justice system, child rights, child vulnerability, and child protection. Have taken sessions with judicial members, police officers, social workers, etc.
Led a small team at TISS towards preparation and submission of the Model Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Missing Children as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Involved in collaborative work with Organisations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, and SOS Children's Villages of India in the arena of child rights and child protection
Child Rights, Child protection, juvenile offence, juvenile justice system, and rehabiltation
Curriculum development related to child rights, child protection, juvenile justice and rehabiliitation; designing/organising/facilitating Training of Trainer programmes
Courses pertaining to vulnerable children, skills of working with vulnerable children, child rights. Earlier courses have been group work, participatory training
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