White paper on crime 2012 Part6/Section1/5
With regard to legislation for juveniles, and following revision of the Juvenile Act (by Act No.142 of 2000), drastic reforms of the systems were made on April 1, 2001, including reviews of the dispositions of juvenile cases, further promotion of proper fact finding procedure in a hearing, and enhanced consideration for victims, etc. In addition, further important reforms lowered the age of juveniles who can be committed to juvenile training schools (by Act No. 68 of 2007) and introduced a system which allows victims, etc. to attend juvenile hearings, etc. (by Act No. 71 of 2008) (See Chapter 2, Part 3 and Chapter 2, Part 5).