STAKEHOLDERS from all 13 municipalities of Benguet convened for a Training Workshop on the management and crafting of Community Based Intervention Program for Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL).
There were 716 participants in the training comprised of Municipal Social Welfare Officers, Women and Children Protection Desk Officers and All Punong Barangays with members of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC).
Reports show there are 89 CICL cases reported in the province from January to August this year with theft ranking the highest with 43, followed by 17 cases of physical injury, 10 cases of rape, nine with drug related cases, four cases of malicious mischief and three involved hacking and murder.
The first batch comprised of 428 participants from Atok, Bokod,Buguias, Itogon, Kapangan, La Trinidad followed by 288 participants from Bakun, Kabayan, Kibungan, Mankayan, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay for the second batch October 18 to 19.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Juana Bannawe said intervention programs given to CICL based on lifestyle of the family and the community.
“CICL usually commit cases because of their unmet needs where in several factors are observed but most always come from the family.”
The training has a series of talks and workshops, deliberated diversions or intervention proceedings, protocol or referral system of CICL cases.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on October 22, 2017.
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