Preliminary Assessment: Section 15 Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015 – View Point of Legal Aid Counsel

  • Jasdeep Kaur
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  • Jasdeep Kaur

    Phd Candidate at Amity University Jaipur Rajasthan, India

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This paper discusses Section 15 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015, From the perspective of Legal Aid Counsel , Preliminary assessment holds significant implications for safeguarding the rights and well-being of juveniles. Legal aid counsel advocates for due process and fair treatment during the preliminary assessment, emphasizing the juvenile's right to legal representation and the presumption of innocence. A child-centric approach is crucial, considering the unique vulnerabilities and developmental aspects of juveniles. The best interest of the child should guide decision-making, promoting rehabilitation over punitive measures. Legal aid counsel plays a pivotal role in ensuring effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders, advocating for alternatives to the transfer of juveniles for adult sentencing. The counsel's viewpoint underscores the importance of upholding justice, fairness, and the principles of juvenile justice to protect the rights and futures of children entangled in the legal system.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1038 - 1050


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