Crisis Intervention Centres(CICs)
CICs is a scheme for providing support to victims of rape, domestic violence and torture. To professionally handle the investigation of rape case of minor victims and to rehabilitate the needy ones amongst them, Delhi Commission for Women has motivated Delhi Police to expedite and expand the initiative of Rape Crisis Intervention Centres from 3 to 7 police districts of Delhi.
Legal awareness and formation of Mahila Panchayats is another initiative taken for empowerment of women. These Mahila Panchayats offer crisis intervention and legal aid at community level and help tackle local level legal disputes and assist in reduction and reconciliation of violence against women.
Telephonic Helpline In order to help women in distress, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) started the phone ‘Helpline’ in March 2000. The phone number is advertised and the women in distress are encouraged to seek counseling through telephone between 9.30am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday.