The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) in coordination with the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committees (RJJWCs) National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA initiated the conduct of a Pilot Testing of Instructional Plan on the Monitoring Detention Facilities on October 9 – 12, 2023 in Quezon City.

The instructional plan was designed to enable duty-bearers and member agencies to effectively and efficiently implement capacity-building activities within their respective areas. It is also geared towards fostering continual learning, equipping implementers and duty-bearers with the needed knowledge and skills to ensure the proper implementation of the existing guidelines in the Monitoring of Detention Facilities. 

“JJWC continues its efforts to safeguard the rights and well-being of all children in conflict with the law (CICL). Through this pilot testing, we will address potential challenges and tailor the content to diverse learning needs so we can promote consistency and ensure that our approach to monitoring detention facilities is both comprehensive and inclusive,” said JJWC Executive Director Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco.

The activity aims to ensure that a final version of the instructional plan on Monitoring Detention Policies is developed for use in providing continuous capacity-building activities to duty-bearers and implementers of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (JJWA).

It was participated by Regional Committee Members from NCR, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. 

The activity covered lectures on the Introduction of the JJWC Council Resolution No. 5. Series of 2018, General Guidelines in the Conduct of Monitoring of Detention Facilities, Creation of the Monitoring Team, Scope and Frequency of Monitoring Detention Facilities, Monitoring Tools, and Reporting and Utilization of the Results of the Monitoring.

It also involved small group activities, workshops on Simulated Monitoring of Detention Facilities, and an actual visit to a Detention Facility.