Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice News

Mumbai: Teacher booked for assault of Class II girl

“After her medical examinations and after enquiring with the people present at the spot, we registered an offence on Tuesday,” said a police officer.

JJ Boards, Child Welfare Panel Selections: High Court asks Haryana, Punjab to speed up appointment process

In an order released Thursday, Justice Surya Kant also directed the Punjab and Haryana state commissions for protection of child rights to continue with their activities for the promotion of child rights and asked them to submit a status report on the next date of hearing.


Supreme Court pulls up states over collection and non-utilisation of juvenile justice funds

"Nobody has done anything. It appears that children of India are not relevant, as per the states. Why has the Centre not given funds?" the SC said

Govt likely to keep new adoption rules out of Juvenile Justice Act

Proposals include compulsory registration of kids’ homes

No place for kids

Sending juveniles to jail is counterproductive. India must reconsider the JJ act amendment.

Remand home death: 35-year-old in juvenile home is prime accused

The prime accused in the murder of a juvenile is a 35-year-old man, S G Pakhare, recently convicted for a crime he committed when he was 16 an sentenced to correction in the same remand home.


In Fact: New Juvenile Justice Act on the way, but debate continues

Why treating 16-18-year-olds — even those accused of heinous crimes — as adults remains problematic.

Online registration of children’s homes mandatory

The online registration is for homes or institutions—children’s homes, special homes, observation homes.

Hands off approach

A new juvenile justice act must also target cultural notions of discipline.

Juvenile Justice Bill tabled in LS

Bill aims to consolidate and amend law relating to children found to be in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection.