Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Sunday stressed on coming up with a concrete action plan to ensure that juvenile offenders return to the main stream through proper rehabilitation programme.

While speaking at the State-level conference on Juvenile Justice: Issues and Challenges in Cuttack, Misra said State government as well as corporate houses will have major role to play in this regard.

"It is only through proper employment, juveniles with conflict with law and be made to return to main stream,"said Misra.

Referring to a study, Misra said that many juvenile offenders have confessed to have committed crimes under the influence of drugs.

"Many times the juveniles feel that they are not properly looked after emotionally either by family members, teachers and society. Some source of employment is to be provide to them so that there can be a feedback system to see they do not return to crime,"Misra added.

Magistrates of Juvenile Boards, police and other officers should not get carried away by their own individual emotions rather they needs to have a rational approach and be guided by parameters, rules and guidelines of the Juvenile Justice Act