Puducherry

Provisions of Juvenile Justice Act explained to officials

(From Left) Senior Superintendent of Police V.J. Chandran, Principal District Judge C.V. Karthikeyan, Legal Service Authority Member Secretary G. Sendhil Kumar at a training programme on Juvenile Crime and Handling of Juveniles in Puducherry on Wednesday. (Below) A section of the participants in the programme.— Photos: T. Singaravelou

(From Left) Senior Superintendent of Police V.J. Chandran, Principal District Judge C.V. Karthikeyan, Legal Service Authority Member Secretary G. Sendhil Kumar at a training programme on Juvenile Crime and Handling of Juveniles in Puducherry on Wednesday. (Below) A section of the participants in the programme.— Photos: T. Singaravelou  

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Police officers, child welfare officers, special public prosecutors, assistant public prosecutors, probation officers and protection officers participated at one-day training programme on “juvenile crime and handling of juveniles” held here on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the programme, Principal District Judge C.V. Karthikeyan underlined the need of conducting training programme for the people who handle the cases relating to juveniles in view of increasing crime rate against the children.

He also said the experts and social activists should think of measures for social integration of children who have undergone traumatic experience. He added that police officers, public prosecutors and social activists should be well trained to understand the object of law.

Senior Superintendent of Police V.J. Chandran admitted lack of knowledge among police officers on Juvenile Justice Act.

Giving an introduction of Child Welfare Committee and handling of juveniles, Vidya Ramkumar said the CWC was a statutory body appointed as competent authority for all children in need of care and protection by the Juvenile Justice Act 2000.

Explaining the provisions of JJ Act, Dr. Vidya said, “No child should be detained in police station. Cases relating to juveniles should be immediately reported to the Childline, and CWC and enquiry should be conducted in the present of women personnel only.”

The Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Services Authority Member Secretary G. Sendhil Kumar and judicial officers participated at the training programme.

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