HLAF, DLSU Dasmariñas partners for a juvenile justice training

Written by Eriel A. Gabriel
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DLSU-Dasmarinas- Fourty-six enrolees coming from different regions completed the three-day training course on juvenile justice entitled: Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344 as amended by RA 10630) The Legal, the Welfare and the Restorative Side last October 25-27, 2017.

The Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation partners with the De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, one of the leading academes in the country with first-hand experience in handling institution-based CICL through their Bahay Pag - Asa Dasmariñas, to give a better understanding of the juvenile justice among the participants of the training course.

In the first day of training, HLAF’s Senior Community Organizer and Social Worker, Ms. Claudette Almadin, RSW, facilitated the training and welcomed the attendees. Participants of the training course on Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006 are also divided into six groups and presented their creative representation about the difference of a child and an adult, and the difference and implications during the Child Sensitivity discussion.

Atty. Rommel Alim Abitria, Executive Director of HLAF, discussed the salient features of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006 on the second day of the training course. Each of the participants were also given the chance to raise their questions as the discussion about the law went through.

The third day revolved in the discussion of the healing effects of crime and simulation of the Restorative Justice Conferencing. The participants was divided into six groups and presented a scenario about a child who committed a crime and presented their way of handling such kind of situations in the community.

It ended with the awarding of certificates among the participants together with a staff from DLSU-Dasma and Ms. Almadin of HLAF. Dean Alrien Dausan of the College of Criminal Justice also graced the closing part of the training.

This is the second part of the three sets of training course which focuses on concepts about juvenile justice. The remaining training course will be held on November 14-16 at the same venue.

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