|Right to Information Act -Juvenile Welfare|
1.2 OBJECTIVE OF INFORMATION HANDBOOK
Under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act 2005, casts an obligation on every Public Authority to publish information on 17 Manuals referred to their in within the expiry of 120 days, from the date of enactment of the Act. To comply with, this Information Hand Book is published for the use of public.
1.3 USERS OF THE HAND BOOK
1.4 JUVENILE WELFARE, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES & WELFARE OF STREET CHILDREN
1) JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE & PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT 2000 R/W AMENDMENT ACT 2006
It is 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 matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Govt. of A.P. have issued the A.P. Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Rules 2003. This act is implemented under the scheme of Govt. of India “A Programme for Juvenile Justice” on a 50:50 cost sharing basis. Basing on the modal rules of new amendment Act of 2006 issued by Ministry of Women and Child Development Department Government of India, the A.P. State rules are to be issued shortly.
This Act is meant for Juveniles in conflict with law and Children in need of care and protection who have not completed 18 years of age. This Department maintains various homes under the Act by extending services which includes shelter, food, clothing, education, vocational training, medical care, recreation, councelling and rehabilitation etc., as per the provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2000.
This is a non-institutional service. The act provides for the release of offenders on probation or after due admonition and for matters connected there with. The Govt. of A.P. issued AP Probation of Offenders Rules 1963. This act is meant for taking care of Probationers (under PO Act) ex-convicts (under Prisons Act), Ex-pupil (under JJ Act), Ex-inmates (under BS Act) by providing counselling & guidance so that they are not inclined to revert to crime. The services under the Act includes rehabilitation through District Probation Advisory Committee chaired by District Collector.
3) SCHEME FOR THE WELFARE OF STREET CHILDREN:
FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The following are the functions of the Department