Juvenile Justice Boards

In pursuance of Sub-section (1) and (2) of Section-4 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and its amendment in the year 2006 read with rule-3 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Orissa Rules, 2002 and its amendment in the year 2009, the State Government constitute Juvenile Justice Boards in the districts time to time, for exercising the powers & to discharge duties, conferred on such Boards in relation to Juveniles in Conflict with Law under this Act and Rule.

As per section-6 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, the Board shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force but save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, have power to deal exclusively with all proceedings under this Act, relating to juvenile in conflict with law. The powers conferred on the Board by or under this Act may also be exercised by the High Court and the Court of Session, when the proceedings come before them in appeal, revision or otherwise.

As per Rule- 3A of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Orissa Rules, the Board shall perform the following functions, namely:-

1. Adjudicate and dispose of cases of juveniles in conflict with law.

2. Take cognizance of crimes committed under section 23 to 28 of the Act.

3. Monitoring institutions for juveniles in conflict with law and seeking compliance from them in cases of any noticeable lapses and improvement based on suggestions of the Board.

4. Deal with non-compliance on the part of concerned Government functionaries or functionaries of voluntary organisations, as the case may be, in accordance with due process of law.

5. Pass necessary direction to the district authority and Police to create or provide necessary infrastructure or facilities so that minimum standards of justice.

6. Maintain liaison with the Committee in respect of cases needing care and protection.

7. Liaison with Boards in other districts to facilitate speedy inquiry and disposal of cases through due process of law.

8. Take suitable action for dealing with unforeseen situations that may arise in the implementation of the Act and remove such difficulties in the best interest of the juvenile.

9. Send quarterly information about juveniles in conflict with law produced before them, to the District, State Child Protection Unit, the State Government and also to the Chief Judicial Magistrate or Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for review under sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Act.

10. any other function assigned by the State Government from time to time relating to Juveniles in Conflict with Law.

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