Child Justice Amendment Act 28 of 2019 (English / Setswana)

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28 of 2019

The Child Justice Amendment Act 28 of 2019 intends:

  • to amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as:
    • to amend a definition;
    • to further regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity;
    • to 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;
    • to further regulate the proof of criminal capacity;
    • to further regulate the assessment report by the probation officer;
    • to further regulate the factors to be considered by a prosecutor when diverting a matter before a preliminary inquiry;
    • to further regulate the factors to be considered by an inquiry magistrate when diverting a matter at a preliminary inquiry;
    • to further regulate the orders that may be made at the preliminary inquiry;
    • to amend wording in order to facilitate the interpretation of a phrase;
    • to further regulate the factors to be considered by a judicial officer when diverting a matter in a child justice court; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

To be proclaimed in a Gazette