A Deep Dive into the Juvenile Justice System in Pakistan

Young offenders need a special kind of justice – one that prioritizes reform and rehabilitation over punishment. In Pakistan, the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018, serves this purpose, providing a separate legal framework for juveniles.

The law emphasizes several important principles such as the best interests of the child, diversion from judicial proceedings where possible, and the segregation of juvenile offenders from adult offenders in detention facilities.

However, the juvenile justice system in Pakistan also faces challenges, such as discrepancies in determining the age of the juvenile, a lack of child-friendly courts and resources, and societal stigmatization.

Dealing with juvenile cases requires a nuanced understanding of the law, as well as an empathetic and sensitive approach to these young individuals’ needs.

Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at MJF Law has extensive experience in handling juvenile cases. His approach combines legal expertise with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and sensitivities associated with these cases. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at faisal@mjflaw.pk.

Dealing with the juvenile justice system can be overwhelming for both the child and their family. With Advocate Awan’s guidance, you can navigate this system effectively, ensuring that justice is served in a way that prioritizes the child’s best interests.

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