Revision of the Juvenile Law Challenges for recovery and rehabilitation of 18 and 19 years old October 30 4:45
In preparation for the revision of the Juvenile Law in line with the reduction of the adult age, the outline that the Legislative Council reported to Minister of Justice Kamikawa on the 29th, such as enabling real name reporting after prosecution, treatment to 18 and 19 years old However, as it becomes more severe, it seems that the issue will be how to provide support for recovery and rehabilitation in the future.
The Legislative Council, which has been discussing whether the target age protected by the Juvenile Law should be reduced from the current age of 20 to under 18, in line with the reduction of the adult age next year, headed for the revision of the Juvenile Law on the 29th. We decided the outline and reported to Minister of Justice Kamikawa.
Among these, as new dispositions and procedures for 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds, the scope of cases to be sent back from the family court to the public prosecutor in principle will be expanded, and after the indictment, the real name and information that can be presumed to be the person himself will be reported. It is supposed to be possible.
On the other hand, he did not conclude whether to keep the age covered by the juvenile law protection under the current age of 20.
In this outline, there is an opinion that the treatment of 18 and 19 years old is more strict, which is effective in deterring crime, but it is also pointed out that it will hinder recovery.
The Ministry of Justice plans to submit amendments to the Juvenile Law to the ordinary Diet session next year, but it seems that the issue will be how to support recovery and rehabilitation in the future.