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Rehabilitation Focus in the Juvenile Justice System in India : The Ideal vs Real

Joseph Regis


The Juvenile Justice System in India has a strong orientation towards rehabilitation of children coming in contact with the system under the provisions and requirements of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. The institutions, procedures and processes that deliver justice to children within the framework of the JJ system are to be child-friendly, non-adversorial and ensure rehabilitative and restorative objectives. The core concern is the weak implementation that belies the commendability of the legislation or the system when it comes to actual justice delivery. High level of case pendency and inadequacies in the role of probation officers are but two instances of serious issues of implementation. Reported rising instances of juvenile escapes or attempted ones are only indication of the quality of life, conditions and services in the custodial institutions. This and weak implementation undermine and emasculate efforts to reinstate children back in society as responsible, dignified and productive citizens.


National - India

Year Language

2012 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Communication


Justice, Juvenile, Rehabilititation, Rights


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