WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department. ...
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government Tuesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Juvenile Justice Act to treat 16-18-year-olds as adults when involved in heinous crimes. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection Children) Bill 2014 was introduced by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. The amendment will empower Juvenile Justice […]
The bill to amend the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 was introduced in the Lok Sabha Tuesday. * Juvenile Justice Board to decide whether a minor will be tried in a regular court or sent to a correctional centre.
Judges who have presided over juvenile courts say it will be an uphill task for the JJB to ascertain, as mandated by the proposed amendment, if a minor involved in heinous offences can be tried as an adult.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was unanimously chosen as the state's first female chief justice Wednesday, setting the stage for what could be a long run at the court's helm.
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday gave its nod to amend the Juvenile Justice Act that will pave the way for 16/18-year-olds to be treated as adults when involved in heinous crimes. The decision was taken at a meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informed sources said. The amendment will empower Juvenile Justice ( […]
New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): The Union cabinet has approved amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act, which proposes to treat juvenile older than 16 years as adults if involved in heinous crimes such as rape and murder. The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) will decide whether cases where a juvenile is involved in a heinous crime, would be tried under the provisions of t […]
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. " […]