Davao City (DSWD XI) – The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), an attached agency of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (JJWA) with the theme “RA 9344: Isang Dekadang Pag-asa” at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier on Friday, May 20.

“Republic Act 9344 covers the different stages involving children at risk and children in conflict with the law (CICL) from prevention to rehabilitation and reintegration. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of its enactment, we will showcase the milestones of the law implementation and, most importantly, recognize the valuable contribution of our partner stakeholders,” said DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Administration Ma. Vilia L. Vigil.

Highlighting the event was an Artshop which aimed at encouraging youth participants to communicate and promote this year’s theme in a most creative format. Participants include children from various youth care facilities here -Poblacion A, Buhangin, Pag-asa, Agdao, Paginhawaan Drop-in Center, Talomo A and DSWD’s Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth.

The RJJWC is a policy-making, coordinating and monitoring body created for the implementation of JJWA. Its mission is to promote and protect the rights of children in conflict with the law under a restorative justice and welfare system. (DSWD)