Child Welfare Committee (CWC)

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 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.

As provided under the JJ Act, 2000, the Child Welfare Committee should hold its sittings in the premises of a Children’s Home.