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1. As soon as a juvenile alleged to be in conflict with law is received by the police, the concerned
police officer shall inform:-
i). the designated Child Welfare Police Officer in the jurisdictional police station to take
ii). the parents or legal guardian of the child or juvenile and their presence shall be ensured
during further enquiries, and during any further questioning of the juvenile or child, shall try to
ensure the presence of the parent or guardian
iii). the Probation Officer concerned, to enable him/her to fill in the
Social Investigation Report Forms
a). The juvenile or child shall be treated with decency and dignity during investigation, enquiry,
b). The right to confidentially and privacy of the juvenile/child shall be upheld.
c). Police officers and social workers shall ensure that no child/juvenile is tortured or harassed in
order to extract information and he or she is not compelled to confess or give testimony.
d). The Child Welfare Police Officer or the social worker shall ensure that the juvenile or child is
provided with immediate medical attention, basic needs and create a child-friendly atmosphere at the
time of first contact.
e). The Special Juvenile Police Unit shall explain to the child/juvenile the charges against him/her
in a simple language and manner that he/she understands clearly.
2. A quick assessment shall be made by the Child Welfare Police Officer at the place of contact and
the details shall be recorded in the register/form concerned.
3. The Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer from the jurisdiction police station shall exercise the
power of apprehending the child/juvenile only in cases of his alleged involvement in serious
offences (entailing a punishment of more than seven years of imprisonment for adults).
4. In cases of non-serious offences where apprehension apparently seems to be in the interest of the
child/juvenile, the Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer shall rather treat the juvenile as a child
in need of care and protection and bring him/her before the Board, clearly explaining the juvenile’s
need for care and protection in his/her report and seek appropriate orders from the Board under the
5. For all other cases involving offences of non-serious nature (entailing a punishment of less than
7 years imprisonment for adults) and cases where apprehension is not necessary in the interest of
the juvenile, the Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer shall intimate the parents or guardian of
the juvenile about forwarding all information to the Board, which shall have the power to call the
juvenile for subsequent hearings.
6. The District Child/Juvenile Welfare Officer at the Special Juvenile Police Unit or the Child
Welfare Officer at the Police Station shall ensure immediate registration of a first Information
Report in case of juvenile in conflict with law where the offence alleged to have been committed by
the juvenile is of a serious nature such as rape, murder or when such offence is alleged to have
been committed jointly with adults and age verification done.
7. After taking charge of the juvenile or child, the Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer shall
conduct the preliminary inquiry and arrange to present the child before the Committee in case of a
child in need of care and protection or in the case of juvenile in conflict with the law before the
Board under intimation to the Special Juvenile Police Unit.
8. The FIR shall not contain any self-incriminating language which can be held against the child or
9. The police apprehending a juvenile in conflict with law shall in no case place the juvenile in
lock-up or delay handing over the juvenile to the Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer. The police
shall handle the juveniles or children in civil clothes except while on duty at the time of taking
charge of the juvenile. The Child/Juvenile Welfare Officer shall ensure that the police shall not
use handcuffs, leading chain or bands while taking the child to the Board, Committee or JJ Homes. In
case of girl child or juvenile, she should be accompanied by a woman police.
10. The Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer shall ensure that no photograph or the identity of the
juvenile or child is revealed to the media, no Dossiers/Search Slip etc. shall be opened by the
police station and no biometrics/finger prints of the child is obtained.
11. The Child/Juvenile Welfare Police Officer shall ensure that the police do not, under normal
circumstances, take charge of a juvenile or child between sunset and sunrise except in unusual
12. Whenever a juvenile is brought before the Board, the police shall furnish the following details:
Date and time of taking charge of a juvenile, address of the juvenile, offence said to have been
committed and the place where the juvenile was kept stating reasons for delay, if any, till the
juvenile was brought before the Board
i). Copy of the intimation letter sent to the Probation Officer or parent/guardian of the
ii).Details of the property or articles taken from the juvenile at the time of taking charge
iii). Copy of the First Information Report (FIR), if any.
13. Juvenile who have committed petty offences may be released after admonition or reconciliation
from Special Juvenile Police Unit or Police Station itself, ratified by at least one member of the
Board. If not, the juvenile shall be transferred or retained in the Observation Home/place of
safety/Fit Institution and brought before the Board.
14. When a juvenile/child is taken into custody for allegedly committing serious offence, then he/she
and his/her parents/guardians shall be informed about their right to representation and an
opportunity provided to meet their Legal Aid before the meeting with the Board.
15. In case the Board is not sitting on the day the child is received, the juvenile shall be brought
before a single members of the Board, as per the provisions laid down under the Act, and an order
obtained. Such an order shall be ratified by the Board at its next sitting.
16. The Government shall recognize only such voluntary organisations that are in a position to
provide the services of voluntary probation, counselling, case work, a safe place and also associate
with the police or the Child Welfare Officer from the Special Juvenile Police Unit, and have the
capacity, facilities and expertise to assist the Police at the time of apprehension, in preparation
of the Social Investigation Report, in taking charge of the juvenile until he/she is brought before
the Board, and in actual presentation of the juvenile before the Board within twenty-four hours.
17. The police shall ensure that the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child are
strictly adhered to and all actions are initiated in the best interest of the juvenile or child.
18. The Special Juvenile Police Unit shall send a monthly status report to
the State Nodal Office i.e. office of Jt. Commissioner of Police, Special Police Unit for Women and
Children (SPUWAC) New Delhi.