The main objectives of the institute are to:
• Review the policies and programmes in the field of social defence
• Anticipate and diagnose the problems in the field of social defence
• Develop preventive, curative and rehabilitative policies in the field
• Identify and develop the instruments for realizing the objectives of social defence policies
• Review and evaluate the implementation of social defence policies and programmes
• Develop and promote voluntary efforts in social defence
In order to realize the above objectives, the institute carries out the following:
• Research on social defence issues.
• Compilation and analysis of statistics in the areas of social defence
• Develop, promote, sponsor and undertake training/orientation in the field of social defence
• Advice the Central and State Governments / Union Territory Administrations on social defence problems and provide technical inputs for preparation of model rules and regulations in the field of social defence
• Provide a forum for exchange of information on social defence among the State / Union Territories and voluntary organizations, and serve as a clearing house for information in the field
• Create public awareness on social defence problems especially regarding preventive and rehabilitative roles of the community
• Assist the Government of India for exchange of information on social defence with other countries and with the United Nations for their specialized agencies
• Organise conferences / seminars/ workshops on social defence
• Establish liaison with universities, research institutes and voluntary organizations in the area of social defence
• Bring out publications in the field of social defence, both popular and professional.
Areas of concern
• Substance Abuse Prevention
• Care of Older Persons, and
• Other Social Defence issues including Beggary Prevention, and welfare of Transgenders.
The target group of the institute are:
• Functionaries of concerned departments of the Central and State Governments
• Service providers/ caregivers working in the area of social defence both in the voluntary sector and the Government.
• Academicians and professionals of schools of social work and concerned academic institutions.