ACCREDITATION. Director Priscilla N. Razon of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) awards a Certificate of Accreditation to the workers of the DSWD Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) which recently passed the First Level Standards in the Implementation of Residential-Based Programs and Services for Children and Youth in Conflict with the Law conducted by the Standards Bureau of DSWD National Office.

The DSWD certificate is issued to government and non-government organizations that deliver programs and services which are within the standards set by government through DSWD.

The DSWD, through its regulatory function provides the standards and guidelines that govern the service delivery by the agencies to ensure that the goal of uplifting the well-being of the disadvantaged clientele is achieved.

To date, some 37 Social Welfare Agencies (SWA) in the region have been accredited, 84 were granted a License to Operate while 50 social welfare resource agencies have registered with DSWD.

Meanwhile, RRCY residents are those children in conflict with the law (CICL) who undergo treatment and intervention in a structured therapeutic environment to help them improve their social functioning. The rehab process likewise prepares the youth for eventual reintegration to his family and community and for independent living. (DSWD)