Govt Releases Draft Rules Of Juvenile Justice Act 2015

No child between 16 and 18 years of age in conflict with the law will be handcuffed or sent to jail or lock-up, according to the draft rules of Juvenile Justice Act 2015. The rules that were released by women and child development(WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi released the draft rules detailing child-friendly procedures for police, Juvenile Justice Board and Children’s court to deal with children in conflict with the law. 

According to the draft rules, proper medical and legal aid will be provided to juvenile criminals and their parents and guardians will be duly informed and every state government is required to set up at least one ‘place of safety’ for the rehabilitation of such children. The rules prescribe for extensive services to be provided to such children through regular monitoring. 

The rules were drafted by a multi-disciplinary committee comprising a senior judge and advocates, members of Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee, representatives of state governments, mental health experts and civil society members.

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Source – The Hindu


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