Executive Director, JPISC
Prof Joydev Mazumdar, Executive Director of Vidyasagar School of Social Work (VSSW) affiliated to Vidyasagar University; West Bengal is a noted expert in the areas of Child Rights and Protection. He played a key role in drafting the State Rules of many important Child Protection Laws. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of social development with specialization in child rights and child protection, Prof Mazumdar conducted many important research studies on juvenile justice, human trafficking, migration etc in collaboration with the Government, UNICEF and International organizations. He is the member of many important policy making forums of the Government e,g, State Task Force for Repatriation of Bangladeshi Trafficked Victims, Advisory Committee on Adoption, State Level Inspection Team , (a statutory body under JJ Act, 2015 for monitoring of Institutional care for children in West Bengal), State Advisory Committee on Child Labour, Governing Body of CHILDLINE India Foundation. He has edited two books and contributed articles in books and journals at the state and national levels. He has presented papers on human trafficking in the International Seminar in South Korea and Ireland. He has also worked extensively on areas like child protection mechanism, participatory governance, public service management between 2007 and 2010 in Sweden. He also participated in many consultations/seminars in UK, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Botswana and Thailand.