Juvenile Justice Administration in India: Recent Developments

R. Thilagaraj, University of Madras

Juvenile Justice Administration in India has been revamped consequent to the enactment of Juvenile Justice Act 1986 and again after the amendment of this legislation as the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000. Prior to these federal legislations, there was no uniform policy in the Administration of Juvenile Justice. Several states had their own children Acts but they were not effectively implemented and as a result children were sent to prison. Now the recent developments changed the scenario and they are milestones in the history of child protection. An active partnership between Governmental, Non Governmental organizations, individuals and group of people, is visible now. The present paper made an attempt to analyse these developments in Juvenile Justice Administration in India

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Updated 05/20/2006