There are 701 Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) in the country which are supported under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The primary responsibility of setting up the JJBs vests with the State Governments/UT Administrations concerned. Section 4 (1) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, provides that the State Government shall constitute for every district one or more JJBs for exercising the powers and discharging its functions relating to children in conflict with law and this is an on going process.
The State/UT-wise details of the JJBs is given below:
|S. No.||Name of the State/UT||No. of Juvenile Justice Boards|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||22|
|30||Andaman & Nicobar||3|
|32||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1|
|33||Daman and Diu||2|
|35||National Capital Territory of Delhi||3|
This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID: 1520104)