Prayas is a social work demonstration project of the Criminology and Criminal Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, established in 1990. Prayas’s focus is on service delivery, networking, training, research and documentation, and policy change with respect to the custodial/institutional rights and rehabilitation of socio-economically vulnerable individuals and groups.
The Superintendent of Latur District Prison approached Prayas social worker Murlidhar Jagtap requesting to provide escort support to an elderly prisoner who was very sick at the hospital due to a shortage of staff. Prayas team along with police have escorted the prisoner to the hospital. One of the released prisoners who had been helped by Prayas volunteered to take care of the prisoner at the hospital. Official permission for escorting the prisoner and taking care of him at the hospital by the volunteer was issued by the Superintendent to Prayas. He is attending to the prisoner for three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. A great gesture of giving back to society by the ex-prisoner.
Prayas has been working for the last 30 years to create pathways for the rehabilitation of persons in prison and protective custody. Do support Prayas to reach out to maximum people with the support in the times of COVID 19 crises https://tiss.edu/prayas_donate/