I. Program Overview

A. Brief Description

Regional Rehabilitation for Youth (RRCY) provides a 24-hour care, treatment, and rehabilitation services under the guidance of trained staff where residents are cared for under a structured therapeutic and home environment that will enable them to improve their social functioning.

B. General Objectives

To provide CICL with the most appropriate treatment and interventions to enable them to improve their social functioning with the goal of reintegration to their families and communities.

C. Legal Bases

  • International Instruments
    1. 1989 Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child (CRC)
    2. The United Nations Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (1985 Beijing Rules)
    3. United Nations Minimum Rules of Juveniles Deprived of Liberty (JDL Rules 1990);
    4. UN Rules for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (1990 Riyadh Guidelines)
    5. UN Minimum Rules for Non-Custodial Sentences (1990 Tokyo Rules); and
    6. The 1997 Vienna Guidelines
  • National Instruments
    1. Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 declared the policy framework of the state involving CICL and children-at-risk.
    2. Republic Act 10630- An act strengthening the Juvenioe Justice System in the Philippines, amending for the purpose RA 9344 and appropriating funds therefor.
    3. 1997 Republic Act 8369 (Family Courts Act)
    4. Rules on Juveniles In conflict with the Law
    5. Supreme Court Administrative Circulars
    6. 202 Rule on the Commitment of Children
    7. PD 603

D. Processes

  1. Admission Procedures
    1. The LSWDO, PNP and other authorities will refer client for rehabilitation with complete documentary requirements (this process would take 5 minutes).
    2. The admitting Social Worker shall conduct admission conference within 3 hours. She/he shall do the following:
      • Review the Court/Commitment Order and other requirements and duly accomplish the Intake Sheet, Agreement Admission Slip, Admission Logbook, Minutes of the Meeting Admission Conference, and Attendance Sheet.
      • Gather/validate information from CICL’s accompanying responsible and authorized adult:
        1. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Officer, Police Officer and other officer/s from the National Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigation Detention Group, and other authorities.
        2. Local Social Welfare and Development Officer.
        3. Parents/Guardian.
    3. After the admission conference, the CICL will be referred to the houseparent on duty to conduct inventory of belongings, assign to room, introduce to other residents, conduct body search, and provide self-care items.
    4. The Medical and Support Staff will conduct physical/medical examination and Psychological Evaluation and will accomplish Health Intake Form and Medical Form.
    5. The Center Head will review and sign admission documents and will forward document to Social Services Unit.
  2. Case Management Process
    • The assigned Case Manager of the CICL will prepare Social Case Study Report (SCSR) within 3 weeks. Conduct Treatment Interventions (Counselling Services, Milleu Therapy, and Behavior Modification.
    • The Rehabilitation Team will formulate a Treatment Plan within a month.
    • The Homelife Unit oversee activities of the client (Daily Schedule Activities – Weekdays and Weekends), Implement Learning Experience and request for supplies.
    • Medical and Support Services staff will conduct Competency and LS Development, Vocational Training, Socio-Culture.
    • The multidisciplinary team will conduct Case Conference (Monthly for the 1st 3 months and quarterly). To discuss initial impressions, treatments and rehabilitation plans. During the case conference, the members of the rehabilitation team will present their assessment or provide update on the progress of the CICL; these will be captured in the Minutes of the Case Conference to be prepared and maintained by the case manager.
    • The length of stay of the CICL in the rehabilitation Center is based on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation plan, and recommendations of the social workers and rehabilitation team.
    • When the CICL is ready for discharge or reintegration, there should be prior, careful, and thorough discharge planning. A pre-discharge conference shall be undertaken by the rehabilitation team together with LSWDO and other stakeholders to assess the readiness of both client and family, and to determine the services they still need while in the community.
    • Minutes of the Meeting, Final Report, Discharge Form, and Receipt of Ward should be facilitated.
    • The CICL will be reintegrated to family/community.
    • The concerned LSWDO shall provide After-care services based on the needs of the CICL after discharge from the Center, to ensure smooth reintegration of the client to their families/communities. The report of the After-care service must be provided to the Committing court and to the Center six (6) months to one (1) year after reintegration.

II. Projects/Services/Activities/Modalities

Home Life Services/Group Living Arrangement

RRCY provides a home environment and group living arrangement with well-balanced, organized, and non-formal activities for the group. These are geared toward achievement of treatment goals for individual youth and the group as a whole.

Treatment Interventions

  1. Counseling Services
    Sessions carried out by the trained counselors, social workers, or psychologists to help the clients systematically resolved their social and personal difficulties within a purposeful client-worker relationship.
  2. Milieu Therapy
    A group therapy where the multidisciplinary team creates an engaging environment and encourages meaningful change, increased growth, and satisfactory adjustment.
  3. Behavioral Modification
    The systematic application of a Reinforcement Learning Theory wherein modifying behavior is accompanied by altering consequences either through reinforcements (e.g., rewards, and incentives) or sanctions by withholding the positive reinforcements.
  4. Therapeutic Community
    The goals of this strategy is to help the addicted person get off from drugs, mature as an individual, and develop a drug-free lifestyle.

III. Target Beneficiaries

The target clients are CICL boys aged above 15 and below 18 years old, who are ordered by the court to undergo rehabilitation at the DSWD facility. CICL whose sentences are suspended may upon the order of the court, undergo any or a combination of disposition measures best suited to his protection, rehabilitation, and welfare.

IV. Eligibility Requirements

CICL who was referred by court for rehabilitation must present a Commitment Order (CO) issued by the committing court to the RRCY, birth certificate, medical certificate, and social case study report prior to admission.

V. Documentary Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • Court Order
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Social Case Study Report
  • Admission Slip
  • Intake Sheet
  • Negative RT PCR Test Result
  • Certificate of Quarantine

Ongoing Rehabilitation:

  • Process Recording
  • Progress Note
  • Feedback Report
  • Progress/Status Report
  • Anecdotal Report
  • Minutes of Case Conference
  • Rehabilitation Treatment Plan
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Report

Rehabilitated Residents/Discharged Residents/ROR/Custody Supervision/ Case Dismissed due to Amicable Settlement, Case Dismissed Due to Lack of interest to Pursue Case

  • Final Report
  • Closing/Transfer Summary
  • Discharge Order
  • Discharge Form
  • Receipt of Ward

VI. Contact Person/s

HELEN O. NERONA
Social Welfare Officer V / Division Chief, Statutory Programs Division
(072) 687-8000 local 219
opd.fo1@dswd.gov.ph

LEAH MYLEN L. LUCERO
Social Welfare Officer IV / Center Head, RRCY
(072)705-2161
rrcy.fo1@dswd.gov.ph