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Brief History Of Children Acts
|1897||Reformatory schools Act was Introduced in India .|
|1920||The Juvenile Court philosophy was first introduced in the Madras Children Act 1920, (followed by the Bengal Children Act (1922) and the Bombay Children Act (1924), thereafter by many other Children Acts).|
|1923||The Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was amended to provide a special procedure for adjudicating criminal cases concerning child offenders.|
|1960||The Children Act was passed, to function as a model legislation and for use in Union Territories .|
The Juvenile Justice Act, 1986, was enacted to provide for care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of neglected and delinquent juveniles and for the adjudication of certain matters related to the disposition of delinquent juveniles.
The Juvenile Justice Act was re-enacted with some modifications. It came into effect in April 2001. The 'Central Rules' were notified in June 2001