Observation Home -
Observation Homes are meant for the temporary reception of any juvenile in conflict with law during the pendency of any inquiry against him / her.Only children in conflict with law brought under the purview of the Indian Penal Code and other legislations are produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. Children in conflict with law are admitted to these Homes by Police. The apprehended children are normally detained for a period of 4 months for observation.
Out of 28 Observation Homes sanctioned, 8 Observation Homes are functioning at Bangalore(U), Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mysore, Shimoga, Bellary, Bijapur and Mangalore in the state. Remaining 21 homes are yet to be started. The number of children admitted in these 8 Observation Homes up to the end of January 2010 is 181. There are 136 children at the end of January 2010. Six Observation Homes are housed in Govt. buildings and 2 are functioning in rented buildings.Two Units of Special Homes are set up for the rehabilitation of juveniles in conflict with law one for boys attached to Observation Home, Dharwad and another for girls attached to Children’s Home for girls, Bangalore. The total number of children admitted in the Special Home for boys and girls is nil as on January 2010.
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