Ilocos Norte CBRP Provincial Core Group visits the Therapeutic Community of Laoag City Jail

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In response to the concern of Gov. Imee R. Marcos at the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) 1st Quarter 2017 meeting regarding the dilemma of LGUs on how to rehabilitate the drug surrenderers, the Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Office 1 (DILG RO1) conducted an Orientation Workshop on Community Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) for the Provincial Core Groups on May 2-4, 2017.

To formulate a standard module on CBRP, the Ilocos Norte Provincial Core Group composed of representatives from: the DILG; Philippine National Police (PNP); Provincial Health Office (PHO); Provincial Social and Welfare Development Office (PSWDO); and Faith Based Organization, visited the Laoag City Jail overseen by City Jail Warden J/CINSP Herminigildo B. Rivera on May 10, 2017.

Their aim was to observe their best practices on the rehabilitation of inmates. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) exercises a therapeutic approach aimed towards the preparation of inmates in their reintegration to the community.

The group was able to recognize the effectiveness of therapeutic community as manifested by the observed positive behaviour of the inmates during one of their activities.

CBRP is a holistic approach in rehabilitating the surrendered drug personalities with the focus on the healing of the body and soul.

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