Thirteen Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) in Region 2 finally found a new home at the Cagayan Valley-Regional Rehabilitation Center (CV-RRCY) at Barangay Roma Norte, this town.
These youth aged 15-18 years old have suspended sentence and ordered by the court to undergo rehabilitation at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 2 facility.
DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia said the facility provides 24-hour care, various rehabilitation services such as interventions which seek to restore functioning on minors for family re-unification and community reintegration.
These include provision of preventive, curative interventions to promote mental health and reduce/prevent sickness; psychological service that would enable the minors to cope and overcome abusive circumstances and experiences; formal and non-formal education; vocational skills; and spiritual and recreational services, among others.
The youth will also learn agricultural techniques through the Integrated Demonstration Farm for Livelihood opportunities operated in cooperation with Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Agriculture (DA).
“As part of the CICLs’ rehabilitation program, the entire area was developed into an agro-forestry farm park which fosters a conducive and self-sustaining environment for the CICL residents and workers in the facility. The Agro-forestry farm park also provides both the residents and the workers food requirement and likewise knowledge and skills in agro-forestry farming with the technical assistance offered by DA and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),” Garcia said.
Garcia the capacity and skill potentials of residents are identified and developed for their eventual re-integration to their respective families and communities.