Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act 2015
The main objective of this act is to consolidate and amend the law relating to children alleged and found to be in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection by catering to their basic needs through proper care/protection, development, treatment, social re-integration, by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposal of matters in the best interest of children and for their rehabilitation through processes provided, and institutions and bodies established
Model Rule 91 of this Act, provides monitoring power to the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and to perform following functions in consultation with the central and State Government namely:
- Review setting up institutions created under the Act.
- Develop information, education and Communication (IEC) material on child rights and gender sensitivity.
- Develop protocols for reformation and rehabilitation of children.
- Create awareness about identification and reporting of crimes against children such as drug abuse, trafficking, child, sexual abuse and exploitation including child marriage, and other aspects of violence against children.
- Conducts sensitization workshops for panchayati raj institutions and municipal corporations on crimes against children including identification and reporting of crimes for enhanced protection.
- Develop information material detailing the rights to the child victims or witnesses and their families, and containing useful information in local languages, which may be provided to the victim and her/his family.
- Develop training module for state holders along with the state child protection societies and National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development etc.
Section 109 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 provides for the monitoring of Implementation of JJ Act as follows: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights constituted under section 17 (herewith referred to as the State Commission), of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, in addition to the functions assigned to them under the said Act, also monitor the implementation of the provisions of this Act, in such manner, as may be prescribed. The State Commission, shall, while enquiring into any matter relating to any offence under this Act, have the same powers as are vested in the National Commission or the State Commission under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. The National Commission or, as the case may be, the State Commission, shall also include its activities under this section, in the annual report referred to in section 16 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. Commission has under taken several steps to ensure implementation and proper monitoring of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of children) Act 2015 through state level workshops,inspection visits and surveys of CCIs across Haryana.