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 comprehensi e !u enile !ustice an" welfare s#stem, creating the $u enile $ustice an" %elfare &ouncil un"er the 'epartment of $ustice. R.A. 9344 is a consoli"ation of (enate )ill No. *4+, an" -ouse )ill No. .+/., passe" b# the (enate an" -ouse of Representati es on ,, 0arch ,++/. 1t was signe" into law b# 2resi"ent 3loria 0acapagal4Arro#o on ,5 April ,++/. Rule of construction. 1n case of "oubt, the interpretation of an# of the pro isions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, inclu"ing its implementing rules an" regulations (1RRs), shall be construe" liberall# in fa or of the chil" in conflict with the law.6*7 'i ersion 2rogram

Role of Different Sectors
The Family. 8he famil# shall be responsible for the primar# nurturing an" rearing of chil"ren which is critical in "elin9uenc# pre ention. As far as practicable an" in accor"ance with the proce"ures of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, a chil" in conflict with the law shall be maintaine" in his:her famil#. 6,7 Educational System. ;"ucational institutions shall work together with families, communit# organi<ations an" agencies in the pre ention of !u enile "elin9uenc# an" in the rehabilitation an" reintegration of chil" in conflict with the law. (chools shall pro i"e a"e9uate, necessar# an" in"i i"uali<e" e"ucational schemes for chil"ren manifesting "ifficult beha ior an" chil"ren in conflict with the law. 1n cases where chil"ren in conflict with the law are taken into custo"# or "etaine" in rehabilitation centers, the# shoul" be pro i"e" the opportunit# to continue learning un"er an alternati e learning s#stem with basic literac# program or nonformal e"ucation accre"itation e9ui alenc# s#stem. 637 Mass Media. 8he mass me"ia shall pla# an acti e role in the promotion of chil" rights, an" "elin9uenc# pre ention b# rela#ing consistent messages through a balance" approach. 0e"ia practitioners shall, therefore, ha e the "ut# to maintain the highest critical an" professional stan"ar"s in reporting an" co ering cases of chil"ren in conflict with the law. 1n all publicit# concerning chil"ren, the best interest of the chil" shoul" be the primor"ial an" paramount concern. An# un"ue, inappropriate an" sensationali<e" publicit# of an# case in ol ing a chil" in conflict with the law is hereb# "eclare" a iolation of the chil"=s rights.647 Esta lishment and Stren!thenin! of "ocal #ouncils for the $rotection of #hildren . >ocal &ouncils for the 2rotection of &hil"ren (>&2&) shall be establishe" in all le els of local go ernment, an" where the# ha e alrea"# been establishe", the# shall be

8hat the "isbursement of the fun" shall be ma"e b# the >3? concerne". All >3?s shall appoint a "ul# license" social worker as its local social welfare an" "e elopment officer taske" to assist chil"ren in conflict with the law.6/7 The San!!unian! 'a ataan.++/. E Republic Act No. also known as the $u . (ec. 9344.++/. 9344. municipalities an" cities shall be allocate" for the strengthening an" implementation of the programs of the >&2&B 2ro i"e". E Republic Act No. (ec.. (ec. *. E Republic Act No. 3 . inclu"ing a representati e eom the #outh sector. *. (ec. 9344.6. also known as the $u . (ec. E Republic Act No.strengthene" within one (*) #ear from the effecti it# of this Act. 0embership in the >&2& shall be chosen faom among the responsible members of the communit#.7 A%%ointment of "ocal Social Welfare and Develo%ment &fficer. *D enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of enile $ustice an" %elfare Act of . @ne percent (*A) of the internal re enue allotment of baranga#s. 3. E Republic Act No. 9344. also known as the $u . also known as the $u . an" to o ersee its proper implementation. 9344.6D7 References *.++/.++/. also known as the $u . (ec. 9344. 8he (angguniang Cabataan ((C) shall coor"inate with the >&2& in the formulation. as well as representati es from go ernment an" pri ate agencies concerne" with the welfare of chil"ren. 8he local council shall ser e as the primar# agenc# to coor"inate with an" assist the >3? concerne" for the a"option of a comprehensi e plan on "elin9uenc# pre ention. 9344. E Republic Act No. also known as the $u .++/. (ec.++/. */ D. E Republic Act No. /.++/. an" implementation of !u enile inter ention an" "i ersion programs in the communit#. *3 4. also known as the $u .. *4 .