The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) invites implementers of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (JJWA) to join the Search for Good Practices of Barangays and Non- Government Organization (NGO) Partners Implementing the Diversion Program and take pride in their efforts and strategies in the implementing the law.

“Through this search, the JJWC aims to recognize the efforts of the barangay governments and NGOs on their innovative, responsive, and sustainable programs, projects, and activities directed to concretely and effectively operationalize the concept of diversion with the overall goal of providing an enabling environment for the rehabilitation and reintegration of children in conflict with the law (CICL), ” said JJWC Executive Director Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco.

Diversion is one of the key features of the juvenile justice law that is focused on child- appropriate procedures in determining the responsibility and treatment of CICL.

The search is open to all barangays from municipalities and cities and NGO partners implementing diversion program as spelled out in Republic Act 9344 as amended. It aims to recognize the initiative and good practices of the barangays and their NGO partners in the implementation of the Diversion Program, package results of the search to serve as advocacy materials for possible replication in other barangays similarly situated, and create a venue for sharing and popularizing the Diversion Program among barangays, city, and municipal governments.

The criteria for selection of winners will be based on responsiveness – 40%, sustainability – 20%, innovativeness – 10%, replicability – 10%, efficiency – 10%, and effectiveness – 10% of the diversion program.

There will be three categories – Barangay Local Government, Barangay Council for the Protection of Children, and Non-government Organization. Three winners will be selected for each category with cash prizes of P100,000 for the 1st place, P75,000 for the 2nd place, and P50,000 for the 3rd place.

Deadline of submission of entries is on May 31, 2022.

For the full mechanics, visit our website at www.jjwc.gov.ph.