A tribunal for children
must be considered in quite a different light from a tribunal for other persons. It is not proposed to send children to gaol, or anything of that kind. The object is to have young boys and girls under the supervision of probation officers with the object of trying to reform them. A discretion will be given to the magistrates which they did not formerly possess. I do not think the provision is likely to foe abused. In any case, the amendment is in the interest of the children themselves, and for the proper administration of the act.
Subtopic: JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ACT, 1908, AMENDMENT