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Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to juveniles in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection, by providing for proper care, protection and treatment by catering to their development needs, and by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of children and for their ultimate rehabilitation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. WHEREAS the Constitution has, in several provisions, including clause (3) of article 15, clauses (e) and (f) of article 39, articles 45 and 47, impose on the State a primary responsibility of ensuring that all the needs of children are met and that their basic human rights are fully protected; AND WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the 20th November, 1989; AND WHEREAS, the Convention on the Rights of the Child has prescribed a set of standards to be adhered to by all State parties in securing the best interests of the child; AND WHEREAS, the Convention on the Rights of the Child emphasises social reintegration of child victims, to the extent possible, without resorting to judicial proceedings; AND WHEREAS, the Government of India has ratified the Convention on the 11th December, 1992.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section-1 Short title, extent, commencement and application Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3 Continuation of inquiry in respect of juvenile who has ceased to be a juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4 Juvenile Justice Board Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5 Procedure etc. in relation to Board Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6 Powers of Juvenile Justice Board Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7 Procedure to be followed by a Magistrate not empowered under the Act Chapter 1
Section- 7A Section-7A Procedure to be followed when claim of juvenility is raised before any court Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8 Observation homes Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9 Special homes Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10 Apprehension of juvenile in conflict with law Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11 Control of custodian over juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12 Bail of juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13 Information to parent, guardian or probation officer Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14 Inquiry by Board regarding juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15 Order that may be passed regarding juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16 Order that may not be passed against juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17 Proceeding under Chapter VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure not competent against juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18 No joint proceeding of juvenile and person not a juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19 Removal of disqualification attaching to conviction Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20 Special provision in respect of pending cases Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21 Prohibition of publication of name, etc., of juvenile in conflict with law or child in need of care and protection involved in any proceeding under the Act Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22 Provision in respect of escaped juvenile Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23 Punishment for cruelty to juvenile or child Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section-24 Employment of juvenile or child for begging Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section-25 Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to juvenile or child Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section-26 Exploitation of juvenile or child employee Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section-27 Special offences Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section-28 Alternative punishment Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section-29 Child Welfare Committee Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section-30 Procedure, etc., in relation to Committee Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section-31 Powers of Committee Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section-32 Production before committee Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section-33 Inquiry Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section-34 Children's homes Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section-35 Inspection Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section-36 Social auditing Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section-37 Shelter homes Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section-38 Transfer Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section-39 Restoration Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section-40 Process of rehabilitation and social reintegration Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section-41 Adoption Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section-42 Foster care Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section-43 Sponsorship Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section-44 After-care organization Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section-45 Linkages and co-ordination Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section-46 Attendance of parent or guardian of juvenile or child Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section-47 Dispensing with attendance of juvenile or child Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section-48 Committal to approved places of juvenile or child suffering from dangerous diseases and his future disposal Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section-49 Presumption and determination of age Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section-50 Sending a juvenile or child outside jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section-51 Reports to be treated as confidential Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section-52 Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section-53 Revision Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section-54 Procedure in inquiries, appeals and revision proceedings Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section-55 Power to amend orders Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section-56 Power of competent authority to discharge and transfer juvenile or child Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section-57 Transfer between children's homes, under the Act, and juvenile homes, of like nature in different parts of India Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section-58 Transfer of juvenile or child of unsound mind or suffering from leprosy or addicted to drugs Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section-59 Release and absence of juvenile or child in placement Chapter 1
Section- 60 Section-60 Contribution by parents Chapter 1
Section- 61 Section-61 Fund Chapter 1
Section- 62 Section-62 Central, State, district and city advisory boards Chapter 1
Section- 62A Section-62A Constitution of Child Protection Unit responsible for implementation of the Act Chapter 1
Section- 63 Section-63 Special juvenile police unit Chapter 1
Section- 64 Section-64 Juvenile in conflict with law undergoing sentence at commencement of this Act Chapter 1
Section- 65 Section-65 Procedure in respect of bonds Chapter 1
Section- 66 Section-66 Delegation of powers Chapter 1
Section- 67 Section-67 Protection of action taken in good faith Chapter 1
Section- 68 Section-68 Power to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 69 Section-69 Repeal and savings Chapter 1
Section- 70 Section-70 Power to remove difficulties Chapter 1

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