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Keep children out of adult jails. But how?

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Keep children
out of adult jails.
Urge our lawmakers
to make the Juvenile Justice Law work.
Send an e-mail to the
Juvenile Justice Network-Philippines.
 
 
 
 
 

 

PREVENTION AND ADVOCACY

  • Formulate and implement juvenile delinquency prevention programmes in areas with high incidence of juvenile crimes.
  • Develop advocacy and information materials.
  • Lobby for the passage of the Comprehensive Juvenile
    Justice Bill
    .

DIVERSION

  • Replicate successful diversion programmes. A diversion is any environment outside an adult jail where a young offender may stay and get rehabilitated. This may include a training center or a social welfare shelter where he or she can perform acts of community service.
  • Prepare a manual of diversion to assist local governments in implementing a diversion programme.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • Institute the quick, active and effective intervention of the public defenders from the Public Attorney's Office.
  • Train PAO lawyers on child rights and procedures in handling cases of children in conflict with the law.
  • Develop a manual on handling cases of children in conflict with the law for paralegal staff members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

DISPOSITION OPTIONS

  • Formulate standards for rehabilitation programmes and disposition measures that comply with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Develop manual on rehabilitation programmes for social welfare workers, NGO workers and volunteers.
  • Train partners on the new techniques in the management of rehabilitation programmes for convicted minors in open institutions or in their communities.

 

 

 
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