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An Analysis of Existing Complaint Mechanism
According to CRC (for juveniles inside three Correctional Facilities of the Punjab Province)

Sarwat Inayat Mirza

Abstract
A research study was carried out with a group of 700 juveniles and parents (300
juveniles and 400 parents).The sample was selected from District jail Lahore,
Borstal Institute Faisalabad and Central jail Sahiwal to analyze the existing
complaint mechanism for the juveniles. Chi square was used for statistical
analysis. The result of the study indicates that due to imposed fear of the prison
authorities‟ children and their parents do not have a chance to make their
complaints properly. As a formality and in order to give a good / positive picture
to the outer world written applications are placed in complaints of personally
submitted to Superintendent Jail on his visit. There is still an element of fear
among the juveniles which may be removed properly to address the grievances
of this vulnerable group.

Keywords: Convention on the Rights of the Child, thematic perception test,
Borstal Institute, complaint mechanism, official visitors