Child Justice Amendment Bill [B32–2018]

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Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites you to submit written comments on the Child Justice Amendment Bill [B32–2018].

The purpose of the Child Justice Amendment Bill is to amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to:
▪ Amend a definition;
▪ Further regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity;
▪ Further regulate the provisions relating to the decision to prosecute a child who is 12 years or older but under the age of 14 years;
▪ Further regulate the proof of criminal capacity;
▪ Further regulate the assessment report by the probation officer;
▪ Further regulate the factors to be considered by a prosecutor when diverting a matter before a preliminary inquiry;
▪ Further regulate the factors to be considered by an inquiry magistrate when diverting a matter at a preliminary inquiry;
▪ Further regulate the orders that may be made at the preliminary inquiry;
▪ Amend wording in order to facilitate the interpretation of a phrase;
▪ Further regulate the factors to be considered by a judicial officer when diverting a matter in a child justice court; and
▪ Provide for matters connected therewith.

Public hearings will be held in Parliament.  

Comments can be emailed to Mr. V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 2 November 2018

Please note submissions and your indication to make oral presentation must be received by no later than Friday, 2 November 2018

For Public hearings' dates and enquiries please contact Mr V Ramaano on tel (021) 403 3820 or cell 083 709 8427


Issued by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services