The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
37. Orders passed regarding a child in need of care and protection.
1. The Committee on being satisfied through the inquiry that the child before the Committee is a child in need of care and protection, may, on consideration of Social Investigation Report submitted by Child Welfare Officer and taking into account the child’s wishes in case the child is sufficiently mature to take a view, pass one or more of the following orders, namely:—
a. declaration that a child is in need of care and protection;
b. restoration of the child to parents or guardian or family with or without supervision of Child Welfare Officer or designated social worker;
c. placement of the child in Children’s Home or fit facility or Specialised Adoption Agency for the purpose of adoption for long term or temporary care, keeping in mind the capacity of the institution for housing such children, either after reaching the conclusion that the family of the child cannot be traced or even if traced, restoration of the child to the family is not in the best interest of the child;
d. placement of the child with fit person for long term or temporary care;
e. foster care orders under section 44;
f. sponsorship orders under section 45;
g. directions to persons or institutions or facilities in whose care the child is placed, regarding care, protection and rehabilitation of the child, including directions relating to immediate shelter and services such as medical attention, psychiatric and psychological support including need-based counselling, occupational therapy or behaviour modification therapy, skill training, legal aid, educational services, and other developmental activities, as required, as well as follow-up and coordination with the District Child Protection Unit or State Government and other agencies;
h. declaration that the child is legally free for adoption under section 38.
2. The Committee may also pass orders for —
i. declaration of fit persons for foster care;
ii. getting after care support under section 46 of the Act; or
iii. any other order related to any other function as may be prescribed.