Child Welfare Committees (CWCs):
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006 recently passed by both houses of Parliament makes it mandatory to establish one Child Welfare Committee in each district as the final authority to dispose of cases for the care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of children in need of care & protection and to provide for their basic needs and protection of human rights. To facilitate the setting up of CWC’s in every district and to ensure their effective functioning, the scheme shall provide adequate infrastructure and financial support to the State Governments and UT Administrations.
Welfare Committee consists of :
Chairperson -> At least one Woman & Members (Four)-> One expert on matters concerning children
In our district the committee sits Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. and also as per the need.