VARHAD uses the following model of intervention in the criminal justice system. It aims to enable access to justice to the prisoners and their families in an integrated manner. VARHAD intervenes with the families especially the children who are affected by the incarceration by linking them with the government welfare schemes. Upon release ofthe prisoners, VARHAD works closely with the released prisoner to be able to reintegrate them into the society and secure a gainful employment.
VARHAD predominantly works on providing free legal aid to the prisoners andit has been effective in this process. India is the largest democratic country in the world and the Constitution of India gives the rights and privileges to every prisoner irrespective of caste, class, creed, age or sex to get ‘a free and fair trial’. It is also imperative element for the smooth functioning of the Criminal Justice System (CJS). However, due to numerous constrains in the Criminal Justice System many innocent prisoners continue to remain in prison pointlessly. In order to address such complex scenarios, VARHADintervenes towards enabling the access to justice free by assisting for bail, trial, appeal in higher courts, parole, and furlough.
When a prisoners release from the prison, they experience a lot of public-apathy, apprehensions and that causes anxieties and hampers their routine life and it becomes a threat to lead a normal life. In many cases they are victimized and deprived of their human rights. VARHAD has its own Rehabilitation Centre for the released prisoners in Amravati. Here they are provided with free accommodation, food and are given vocational training to enable them to pick up a reputable livelihood opportunity and lead a dignified life unlike any other in the society.