KAVAL PLUS is an innovative program by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Kerala. The beneficiaries of the program are children in need of care and protection as per Juvenile Justice Act (2015). Kaval plus caters psychosocial care for children in need of care and protection and survivors of child sexual abuse. Kaval plus project has two parts
1. Community based rehabilitation and reintegration of children in need of care and protection through psychosocial approach
The project aims to identify the beneficiaries of the project (children in need of care and protection) from CWC records as well as high risk children from the community and bring them to the child protection system at the earliest, provide psychosocial care and support towards rehabilitating and reintegration them back to the society
2. Community based rehabilitation of survivors of child sexual abuse
The project aims at holistic care and support for the survivors of child sexual abuse living in the community (non- institutionalized children) in the state through psychosocial approach.
Multidisciplinary intersectoral approach is used in the program where multiple stakeholders working with children in Government and Non-Government sectors come together and play specific roles towards supporting children. The program reaches to the grass root level through the Non-Government organisations working under the monitoring and guidance of the child welfare committee and district child protection unit.