5 Legislation for juveniles

With regard to legislation for juveniles, following revision of the Juvenile Act in April 2001 (by Act No.142 of 2000), reviews of the dispositions of juvenile cases were conducted, and further promotion of proper fact finding procedures in hearings, and enhanced consideration for victims, etc. were then implemented. In addition, revision of the Juvenile Act, etc. resulted in important reforms of the system that included lowering the age of juveniles who can be committed to juvenile training schools (by Act No. 68 of 2007) and the introduction of a system which allows victims, etc. to attend juvenile hearings, etc. (by Act No. 71 of 2008) (See Chapter 1, Part 3 and Chapter 2, Part 5).