The term ‘Children in Conflict with Law’ refers to anyone under the age of 18 who comes into the contact with the justice system as a result of being suspect/accuse of committing an offence. Children in conflict with law who enter the juvenile justice system through Juvenile Justice Board (JJB), require residential care and protection during pendency of any inquiry are facilitated Observation Homes as per section 47 of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2015. As per the section 48 of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2015, the Children in Conflict with Law committed by JJBs who requires long term rehabilitation and protection are sent to the Special Homes. Currently, the state of Haryana has three Observation Homes (Ambala, Hisar, Faridabad (for Boys) and Karnal (for Girls), one Special Home (for Boys at Sonepat) and one Place of Safety (for Boys) in Karnal.
Under the broad spectrum of Children in Need of Care and Protection, the state of Haryana has total 95 Child Care Institutions (being runs by Govt, Semi Govt. and Private Organizations) for care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of the children. Out of 92 Child Care Institutions, the state has 56 Children Home, 22 Open Shelter Homes, 8 Specialised Adoption Agencies, 4 Observation Homes, 1 Special Home and 1 Place of Safety. The CCIs are spread all across the 21 districts of Haryana and cover approximately 3,000 children. The children in need of care and Protection are taken care of by Child Welfare Committees (CWC) which is the competent authority to deal with the cases of Children in Need of Care and Protection.