Juvenile Justice Board

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

The Juvenile Justice Board is the body that deals with children who have been accused of committing a crime. They are expected to help the child who has committed the crime by:

  • Dealing with the child in the least intimidating and most child-friendly manner possible
  • Ensuring that the child is fully informed so that they can participate in the legal process
  • Ensuring access to legal aid for the child
  • Providing a translator/interpreter if the proceedings are happening in a language that the child does not understand
  • Providing care to the child who has committed the crime by involving the Child Welfare Committee in the matter

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