Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act

Juveniles need reform, not prison

  1. 3 flawed assumptions:
    • Children are as culpable or blameworthy as adults
    • It is scientifically possible to determine maturity and mindset beyond reasonable doubt
    • The transfer system will effectively deter juvenile crime and enhance public safety, particularly of women
  2. Instead of dealing with the root causes of juvenile crime, such as poverty, broken families, unregulated access to pornography, or the failure of the child protection system, the government seems to be blindly targeting adolescents.