The Child Justice Court is established under section 132 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act (Cap. 26:03). The Child Justice Court, which has original jurisdiction over child related matters, or such other matters as may be prescribed by law, is subordinate to the High Court
Grade Magistrates or lower ranking magistrates as may be designated by the Chief Justice from time to time, and such designation must be gazetted. The Child Justice Court, although presided over by magistrates, is separate and independent of the general magistrate courts.