Invitation to the High Court Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 5:00 pm
CCL had the honor of being invited to attend the Juvenile Justice committee meeting at the High Court of Karnataka. The committee was presided over by eminent judges – Hon’ble Justice Smt. KS Mudagal (Chairperson); Hon’ble Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav; Hon’ble Justice M. Nagaprasanna; Hon’ble Justice M.G Uma along with the Registrar General and the other Heads of Departments. The High Court committee for Juvenile Justice has been instituted to regularly monitor the workings of the JJ system. The Agenda of the meeting included issues raised in the previous committee meeting and how effectively they have been addressed, capacity building for stakeholders and training for the Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) on how to deal with children in conflict with law.
Amaidhi Devaraj, from CCL presented the scope of the centre’s work at the committee meeting. The committee promised to support CCL’s endeavors, especially with regard to our capacity building efforts for stakeholders in the JJ system. As a follow-up to this meeting, CCL is working in collaboration with the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) and the Judicial Academy to build capacities of the empaneled lawyers, the Juvenile Justice Boards and the Child Welfare Committees to ensure children in conflict with law are provided with comprehensive care and all children are being preserved and protected.