Tuesday, 11 October 2016

10 points About Juvenile (Care and Protection of Children) Justice Bill, 2015

Juvenile (Care and Protection of Children) Justice Bill, 2015

10 points About Juvenile (Care and Protection of Children) Justice Bill, 2015

10 points About Juvenile (Care and Protection of Children) Justice Bill, 2015:


① The Bill will replace the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

② The Parliament of India passed this bill on December 22, 2015

③ The Bill permits juveniles aged 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous offences.

④ Juveniles aged 16-18 who have committed lesser serious crime may be tried as adult only if he is apprehended after the age of 21 years.



⑤ Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) and Child Welfare Committee CWC) will be constituted in each district.

⑥ The Bill also addresses children in conflict with law and they need care and protection.

⑦ JJB will conduct preliminary inquiry to determine if juvenile offender be tried as adult or is to be sent as rehabilitation.

⑧ CWC will determine institutional care for the children who need it.

⑨ The Bill prescribes penalties for cruelty against a child.

⑩ Penalties are also prescribed for narcotic substances offered to children or abduction or selling of children.

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