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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Overview of the Implementation of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008)

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Government policy & legislation
Author :
Badenhorst, C.
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This paper focuses briefly on the historical background of the process that preceded the enactment of the Act and highlights some of the developments which improved the situation of children in conflict with the law before the Act. It also gives an indication of the extent of child offending before 1 April 2010 and summarises the aims and other important provisions of the Act. It includes an overview of published documents that relate to the implementation of the Act and provides insight into some implementation-related challenges and achievements.