[AS PASSED BY THE NATIONAL
for criminal justice syslem for juveniles
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for criminal justice system and social reintegration
It is hereby enaoted
Short title, extent and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the Juvenile
Justice System Act, 201f.
It extends to the whole of Pakistan.
It shall come into force at once.
Definitions,-In this Act, unless there is any'thing repugnant in the subject or
of the child" means the basis for any decision
child to ensure fulfillment of his basic rights and
identity, social well-being, physical, emotional and psychological
"child" means for the purposes of this Act
a person who has not attained
the age of eighteen yezrs;
"Code" means the Code of Criminal Procedure, I 898 (Act V of I 898);
"diversion" means an altemative process of determining the responsibility
and treatment of a juvenile on the basis of his social. cultural, economic,
psychological and educational background without resorting to formal