The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) formally launches the National Juvenile Justice and Welfare Management Information System (JJ-MIS), a centralized information management system of children at risk (CAR) and children in conflict with the law (CICL).

The JJ-MIS was developed in 2016 in compliance with section 12 of RA 9344 as amended or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, mandating duty-bearers to faithfully record pertinent information of CAR and CICL to guarantee the correct application of the law.

It aims to establish reliable and updated data, records personal and other pertinent information about the CAR and CICL. It is capable of saving images and pertinent documents such as birth certificate, dental records of the child, and allows the online transfer of records of a child’s case from the barangay to police and LSWDO within the same jurisdiction.

The use of the registry is bound by the confidentiality requirements of RA 9344 as amended and the Data Privacy Act of 2012 to ensure the child’s personal information is safe and secured.

The JJ-MIS has three modules. The First module is on Registry, which is used to record and process all basic personal information and violation or offense of CAR and CICL collected by duty-bearers upon receipt of the case or during first contact.

The Second module is on Case Management system, which collects and processes information when the case reaches the social worker. It captures multi-disciplinary assessment of the individual case, provision of services by different agencies, and child’s progress or completion of intervention or diversion program.

The Third module is on Monitoring and Evaluation sub-system, which automates the system of monitoring and evaluation of the compliance of various agencies and LGUs with the amended law.

Further, to improve the system and make it more accessible to its users, especially those in far-flung areas with connectivity issues, the JJWC designed the JJ-MIS Mobile Application. It is an application for Android mobile devices, which enables duty bearers with connectivity challenges to perform mandatory registry without the internet, and connect or sync to the centralized database system when online.

Currently being pilot-tested, this application also inherits the functionality of the online registry wherein duty bearers can record pertinent information of their client including services and diversion process, if applicable, and monitor his/her progress into rehabilitation.

As of September 2022, the JJ-MIS has recorded 8,581 accounts of duty-bearers nationwide.

The JJWC encourages duty-bearers across the country to use the system to ensure accurate, secure, and accessible records of CAR and CICL.

“We urge all duty-bearers nationwide to utilize the JJ-MIS and its mobile app as this will assist the Government in monitoring the progress of the implementation of the juvenile justice and welfare law and will serve as a guide in developing responsive policies, plans, programs and strategies to achieve positive results for children,” said JJWC Executive Director Atty. Tricia Clare A. Oco.

To know more about the JJ-MIS, check the user manual at https://registry.jjwc.gov.ph/kb/UsersManual.pdf