Director of Juvenile Welfare and Correctional Services Kismat Kumar has opined that children are not born juvenile delinquents but circumstances and environs in society make them criminals.
Speaking at a training programme organised for personnel from Police, Juvenile Welfare, and Women and Child Welfare Departments at Nyaya Seva Sadan here on Saturday, Mr. Kumar said that changes made to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act is being considered for implementation in Sampurna Behrua Vs Union of India case. “The Act provides for a special approach towards the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and provides a framework for the protection, treatment and rehabilitation children in the purview of the juvenile justice system.”
District Judge P. Mutyala Naidu has said that like Judiciary, the Police too have equal responsibility in the protection of child rights. While M. Sarat Kumar, District Probationary Officer, UN Child Rights Commission, detailed rights of the child and former Additional Superintendent of Police V. Krishna Rao explained in detail about Police Standing Orders.