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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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