Kautilya Academy 03-12-2020
“Child-friendly” police station was recently established in Pune as per the guidelines provided by the National Commissioner for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). This police station will work towards character building among children and will also create the perception that police are not enemies but friends of people. It aims to prevent juvenile crimes and ensure children's reforms.
It is a judiciary body to which the children accused of a crime are brought. It is a separate court for the juveniles. It comprises of a Judicial Magistrate and two social workers.
Under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice act, the state government should set up these committees at district level. The child welfare committee has the power to dispose cases for the protection, rehabilitation of the children.
The Act was recently amended to provide an organized system for the adoption of an orphan or an abandoned child. According to the act, the minors in the age group between 15 and 18 years are to be treated as adults in the case of heinous crimes.
A Juvenile in India is an individual below the age of 18 years.
According to Indian laws, a child below the age of seven years cannot be convicted under any law for any crime.