Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000
In principle, our country has one of the most advanced juvenile justice systems in the world today, with a strong child-centric focus and a clear separation between adult and child jurisdictions. This includes treating juveniles in conflict with the law with respect and focusing on their rehabilitation, rather than on punitive sanctions. It also includes the development of family restoration-based care plan in a non-legalistic setting for children in need of care and protection. However, there is a long way to go in the implementation and realization of this system.

To read the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 in detail, click here.

To read the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2006, click here.

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