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The Juvenile Justice Committee shall consist of four members including one serving Judicial Magistrate with powers under section 30 of the Code, who shall also head the Committee, one District Public Prosecutor, one member of local Bar having at least seven years standing at the Bar, appointed by the concerned Sessions Judge for period of two years and one serving Probation Officer or Social Welfare Officer not below the rank of BPS-17.
The Juvenile Justice Committee has powers to dispose off cases through diversion upon referral from the police, persecution or the Juvenile Court, as the case may be, within a period of one month from the date of referral.
On August 31 the Juvenile Justice Board held that the accused minor was "involved" in the gang rape and murder of the paramedical student and sentenced him for three years in a reformatory.
In 2008, OJJ recognized that there had been no established standard of care or collaboration among critical stakeholders--such as the legal system, behavioral health treatment providers and juvenile corrections.
put it, the intertwined goals of juvenile justice should be ensuring public safety (5) and altering the life trajectories of those juveniles to reduce further criminal behavior and to improve their chances to prosper as productive citizens.
Blended sentencing emerged during a period of steadily increasing violent juvenile crime as a compromise between those who wanted to emphasize public safety, punishment, and accountability of juvenile offenders and those who wanted to maintain or strengthen the traditional juvenile justice system.
He moves next to the founding of the juvenile court in 1899 and then its first few years of operations.
Budge said nearly all the adults charged in the case have reached plea agreements, but many of the cases involving juveniles have not yet been resolved.
law, a juvenile offender or juvenile delinquent is someone under age 18 who commits an act that would qualify as a crime if committed by anyone 18 or older.
Juvenile criminals are serving life terms (with or without the possibility of parole) in at least 48 states, according to a survey by The New York Times, and their numbers have increased sharply in the past decade.
The cases include a 10-year-old boy caught mostly nude with his younger sister and a female cousin, the reported kidnapping and rape by seven male middle school students of a 12-yearold learning disabled girl, and an especially disturbing Idaho statute that fails to meaningfully differentiate between adult and juvenile sex offenders.
In response to public perception that violent juvenile crime is on the rise, (1) nearly all state legislatures have broadened the reach of their transfer statutes, (2) thereby making more juveniles eligible to be tried as adults.