Suggestions On Juvenile Bill Sought

SRINAGAR — The Social Welfare department Thursday put the draft Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) bill 2018 in public domain for eliciting the suggestions from the public.

Secretary Social Welfare department, Farooq Ahmad Lone, said that the draft bill is available on the official website of department.

He said the views and suggestions can be sent to the office of the Secretary Social Welfare department Civil Secretariat or Mission Director, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). He said that the suggestions can also be mailed on the departments official id.

He said the Mission Director, ICPS shall be also organising roundtable with the stakeholders for discussions on the proposed bill by the stakeholders.

The Bill is aimed at providing a legal framework for dealing with the juvenile delinquents 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.”

 

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