It is yet another social initiative taken up by Indore Police which provides a platform for arriving at amicable solutions to personal and family disputes.
This is a revolutionary effort, which has positively galvanized the police functioning against suppression, atrocities and alleviation of women. People of all strata derive benefits from these centres.
Counselling at these centres has produced good results. A majority of citizens want to refrain from legal actions and they are now turning towards the Family Counselling Centre to settle their disputes amicably.
The Family Counseling Center can be termed as embodiment of mutual trust, understanding, love, cooperation and above all a sheltering place to the forlorn young couple
Each Family Counselling Centre has 5 to 10 Women Counsellors/NGO members. They attend the centres daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A total of about 70 Women counsellors are rendering there valuable services in these Family Counselling Centres.
On receipt of a complaint, women counsellors register it and discuss problems with the aggrieved party. Thereafter summons are issued to the respondents to appear before the Family Counselling Centre on a specific date and time.
Follow Up Program
The Counsellors try to bring a psychological change in their attitude towards each other and efforts are made to bring a amicable solution to there grievances through mutual understanding.
Where parties do not agree for compromise, in such cases the aggrieved women are supported and necessary help is extended by way of legal aid.
To avoid inconvenience due to recurrence, disputed cases are kept under surveillance and are followed up regularly. The follow up action has tremendous positive psychological effect on both the parties besides providing factual information.
To give incentive to the settled families, they are invited in social gatherings organised by the centre.