Under the Child Law, the Juvenile Courts are separately set up to try offences committed by juvenile offenders. Even though they are the Township level Court, the Juvenile Judge has the specific jurisdiction on all offences irrespective of the severity of the offence.
A separate Juvenile Court (Yangon Region) has been constituted to try juvenile cases that occur in 20 townships in the Yangon City Development Area. A separate Juvenile Court (Mandalay Region) has been constituted to try juvenile cases that occur at 5 townships in Mandalay City Development Area. In the courts, court facilities including child witness examination rooms and equipment have been installed to create a child-friendly environment.
In addition to the above-mentioned courts, the Juvenile Court has also been established in respective Township Courts for other townships.