Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000
9. Special homes.-
1. Any State Government may established and maintain either by itself or under an agreement with voluntary organizations, special homes in every district or a group of districts, as may be required for reception and rehabilitation of juvenile in conflict with law under this Act.
2. Where the State Government is of opinion that any institution other then a home established or maintained under sub-section (1), is fit for the reception of juvenile in conflict with law to be sent there under this Act, it may certify such institution as a special home for the purposes of this Act.
3. The State Government may, by rules made under this Act, provide for the management of special homes, including the standards and various types of service to be provided by them which are necessary for re-socialization of a juvenile, and the circumstances under which, and the manner in which, the certification of a special home may be granted or withdrawn.
4. The rules made under sub-section (3) may also provide for the classification and separation of juvenile in conflict with law on the basis of age and the nature of offences committed by them and his mental and physical status.