Chandigarh: District Legal Services Authorities in Haryana, which has witnessed a spurt in rape cases, have been directed to reach out to woman victims of crime through a panel of woman advocates or female Para legal volunteers.
The direction from Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HSLSA) came in view of the fact that sometimes such victims face difficulty in approaching the police, an HSLSA
Member Secretary said.
He said that in 2009 they had started a Model Scheme for Legal Aid Prosecution Counsel for victims of rape and other crime against women and children.
Under this scheme, female advocates on the panel of District Legal Services Authority visit the police station falling under jurisdiction of concerned courts allotted to them and give legal assistance to the victims of rape and other crimes against women and children.
At the stage of trial also, any victim of such crime against women and children can be provided the services of such legal aid counsel.


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