Status of Educational and Social Welfare Services for Children in Conflict with The Law at Bahay Pagasa: Input to Intervention Program
Keywords:Status of Social Welfare Services, Bahay Pag-Asa, Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL), Comprehensive Intervention Program
The study generally aimed to assess the provision of educational and social welfare services for children in conflict with the law or the CICL at Bahay Pag-Asa at Sitio Manalpaac, San Pablo, Cauayan City, Isabela. The design used in the study was descriptive-qualitative and quantitative research to gather data on the respondents’ assessment of the provision of social welfare services for children in conflict with the law (CICL) at Bahay Pag-Asa as regards its adequacy, efficiency, and satisfaction level with respect to the following: facilities of Bahay Pag-Asa, personnel services, housing services, recreational services, food services, daily routine activities, and counseling services. The study involved seven (7) social workers, eight (8) stakeholders, ten (10) barangay leaders, and fifteen (15) young offenders to assess the social welfare services provided by the DSWD at Bahay Pag-Asa. The frequency and percentages, arithmetic mean, and correlation coefficient r-test were used to analyze the data.
Pag-Asa Reformation Center "sometimes" provides social welfare services to children who are in trouble with the law that are "fairly efficient" and "somewhat satisfactory" to both the CICL and the people who work at Bahay Pag-Asa.The Bahay Pag-Asa ran into a lot of issues when it came to providing social welfare services to children who were in conflict with the law. The more often social welfare services are given to children in conflict with the law (CICL), the more efficient the social welfare services for youth reformers or children in conflict with the law (CICL) become.The more efficient the social welfare services are for children in conflict with the law (CICL), the higher the respondents’ satisfaction level with the delivery of the social services for CICL at Bahay Pag-Asa. The proposed Comprehensive Intervention Program as social welfare services for Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) at Bahay Pag-Asa, Sitio Manalpaac contributes to the reformation and personality development of young offenders.
It is in this light that this paper recommends that the City Social Welfare and Development of the Local Government Unit of Cauayan City should forge and establish more linkages with the non-government agencies, government agencies, and religious sectors that provide social services for children in conflict with the law or CICL. Regular monitoring of the activities and programs at Bahay Pag-Asa, especially the needs and problems or status of children in conflict with the law (CICL), should be conducted. A study along this line should be considered in the conduct of the study in a wider scope to include other related variables to obtain excellent delivery of social services for children in conflict with the law (CICL).