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The Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Law

© UNICEF Philippines/2004/Alquinto

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.


What will this law do?

  • Raise the age of criminal responsibility
    from nine to 12 years of age.
  • Prohibit the detention of children with adults.
  • Develop advocacy and information materials.
  • Develop a juvenile delinquency prevention programme.
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