THE REGIONAL Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY), under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI, currently houses 82 children in conflict with the law (CICLs).
During the Kapihan sa PIA on Nov. 13, Angelica Paña, Social Welfare Officer IV, said the residential and care facility caters to males above 15 and below 18 years old.
“Before their admission to RRCY, naa najud ni sila’y mga court orders. Naa napud ni sila’y ginatawag nato nga suspended sentence because they have committed offense maski bata pa sila mao need nila mag-undergo og rehabilitation services, ” Paña said.
Paña also said most of the offenses committed by CICLs were rape, drugs, murder, carnapping, illegal robbery, and illegal possession of firearms. The rehabilitation program will take six months to two years, depending on the court order.
“It also depends on the performance of the CICL inside RRCY. Meron kasing cases na while undergoing a rehabilitation program, may mga offenses din sila na ma-commit inside the center,” she said.
The CICLs are also expected to obey the facility’s policies and guidelines. Any violation will reflect on their performance and be reported to the court.
For this year, RRCY had reported a total of 63 rehabilitated cases turned over to their families and communities. The program is also in partnership with the local government units in monitoring the residents.
The programs and services provided by RRCY include psychological services, educational services in coordination with EMAR Human and Environmental College, medical services, and support groups.
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