New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A court here has directed Juvenile Justice Board to conduct an inquiry over an accused, facing murder charges, who was declared minor without holding any investigation on his age proof. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala ordered came while hearing a revision plea filed by complainant Gayatri Devi challenging a magisterial c […]
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Indian government must reject proposed amendments to juvenile justice laws that will allow children to be treated as adults in serious crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday. "But children's culpability, even when they commit 'adult' crimes, is different because of their immaturity," he said. " […]
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a quarterly meeting, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) will discuss reducing recidivism and improving other key outcomes for youth as well as reentry programs for youth exiting juvenile detention.The Council, composed of representatives from 12 federal […]
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one in ten juvenile detainees contemplated suicide within the six months prior to entering detention, according to a new bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. In Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth, researchers present data from a long-term […]
Child rights activists and judicial pronouncements have opposed the rationale behind the suggestion. It first grabbed headlines after the December 16, 2012, gang-rape of a paramedic student in Delhi that sparked off a country-wide outrage and even resonated globally.
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) There is a need to reconsider the decision to allow treatment of juvenile offenders as adults and instead look for solutions within the existing juvenile justice system, experts said here Wednesday.
Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): The Mumbai Juvenile Justice Board on Tuesday convicted two juveniles for the gang rape of a photojournalist on August 22 last year, reports. The incident took place inside the Shakti Mills compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel area where the 23-year-old woman had gone for an assignment.
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Board Wednesday gave sentence of three years' stay in a special home to a minor, involved in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast, NIA sources said. The board, presided over by Principal Magistrate Vishal Singh sentenced the minor to three years' stay in a special home after holding him guilty in the Sep 7, […]