Juvenile Justice

Topics: Childhood, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Veto Pages: 2 (615 words) Published: August 20, 2013
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Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006
Republic Act No. 9344, also known as the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (full text), is an act establishing a comprehensive juvenile justice and welfare system, creating the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council under the Department of Justice. R.A. 9344 is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1402 and House Bill No. 5065, passed by the Senate and House of Representatives on 22 March 2006. It was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on 28 April 2006. Rule of construction. In case of doubt, the interpretation of any of the provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, including its implementing rules and regulations (IRRs), shall be construed liberally in favor of the child in conflict with the law.[1] Diversion Program

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Role of Different Sectors
The Family. The family shall be responsible for the primary nurturing and rearing of children which is critical in delinquency prevention. As far as practicable and in accordance with the procedures of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, a child in conflict with the law shall be maintained in his/her family.[2] Educational System. Educational institutions shall work together with families, community organizations and agencies in the prevention of juvenile delinquency and in the rehabilitation and reintegration of child in conflict with the law. Schools shall provide adequate, necessary and individualized educational schemes for children manifesting difficult behavior and children in conflict with the law. In cases where children in conflict with the law are taken into custody or detained in rehabilitation centers, they should be provided the opportunity to continue learning under an alternative learning system with basic literacy program or nonformal education accreditation equivalency system.[3] Mass Media. The mass media shall...
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