NATIONAL RESEARCH DESK
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of children) Amendment Act,2006 makes it mandatory to establish one Child Welfare Committee in each district as the final authority to dispose of cases for the care, protection, treatment , development and rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection and to provide for their basic needs and protection of human rights. As per the JJ Act, the CWC should hold its meetings in the premises of a Children”s Home. A CWC shall meet at least thrice a week and the minimum duration of a sitting should be of 4 hours. The Children”s Home where the CWC is holding its proceeding shall provide support of counselor and peon on those days they are sitting. DCPS will also provide legal and counselling support where necessary.
Child Welfare Committee are a bench of Magistrates .