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17/06/16 Issues

Legislative Brief: Juvenile Justice Act 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 (referred to as JJ Act 2015 or The Act in this brief) addresses children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection.The Act received The President’s assent on 31st December 2015. The Ministry of Woman and Child Development has passed orders stating that the JJ Act will be enforceable from January 15, 2016. A committee of experts comprising lawyers and activists will draft the rules of the Act. 

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