Tihar Prisons approached TYCIA to assist them to develop a programme for the reformation, rehabilitation and reitegration for the 'Youth at Risk' between the age group of 18 to 21 years from Central Jail No. 5.

The process to develop a road map initiated by conducting a baseline assessment along with the Institutions like Delhi School of Social Work, Pratham and SPYM. The assessment study findings (as below) triggered us to formulate a long-term intervention in the Central Jail No. 5 to address the issues prevailing.  


  • 60% of inmates have the competency of below grade 5

  • Less than 15% of inmates are 2nd generation learners

  • Poor Digital Literacy

  • 1 out of 3 inmates has mental health history like disturbed childhood, addiction etc.

  • Poor Hygiene practices among inmates

  • Inmates serving in for shorter periods are not getting benefit from most of the existing programs

  • More than 15% inmates are habitual to have a conflict with the law and need psychological support to come out of the vicious circle

  • Most of the inmates have a history of drug abuse and substance abuse

There is no significant correlation between the educational level and the incidences of crimes committed against the women, hence we felt the need to intertwine gender sensitivity into our classes to bridge the gap. 

As the part of the umbrella project ‘Transforming Tihar’ where the focus will be on Skill Building, Academic Training, Health, Drug Addiction and Life Skills Training. TYCIA has established a formal day school which is focusing on value education and life skills training.