Child Welfare Committees and Juvenile Justice Boards
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, a central Act, has come in to force with effect from 1st April 2001. The Act was amended in 2006 and published in official gazette on 23.08.2006. Government of India have formulated Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Karnataka Rules, 2010 which have been notified in the Karnataka Gazette on 30th December 2010.
Child Welfare Committee:
As per the JJ Act, Child Welfare Committee consists of a Chairperson and four other members out of which one is a woman member and one member is an expert in child related issues for exercising the powers & discharging the duties in relation to child in need of care & protection. CWCs are constituted in all the 30 districts, In Bangalore Urban District there are 2 CWCs, one for boys and one for girls.
Juvenile Justice Board:
As per the Act Juvenile Justice Board consists of three members. Chief Judicial Magistrate is the Chairperson of JJB in all the districts, except in Bangalore District where Chief Metropolitan Magistrate is the Chairperson. The other two members are social workers selected by State Selection Committee headed by Retired Judge of the High Court. JJB is constituted in all the 30 districts.
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