Juvenile Justice Act 2018

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The system seeks to help children/youth, to restructure their lives to become
meaningful, productive and socially acceptable persons, by means of education,
rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities.

The Juvenile Justice System concentrates not only on children in trouble but also
recognizes the role of parents and other family members.

The Juvenile Justice Act is intended to ensure the involvement of all individuals
and agencies to facilitate adequate protection of the rights of juveniles and fair and
humane treatment throughout the period of engagement in the justice system; thus
the team will include parents and guardians, Probation and Child Care Officers,
the Police and Director of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Education and the wider

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