Children in Conflict with the Law in Cebu : Profile and Experience with the Juvenile Justice Process

The situational analysis of children in conflict with the law (CICL) in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu, and Talisay, as well as the Municipality of Consolacion, is presented within the context of the Five Pillars of Justice in the Philippines--law enforcement, prosecution, correction, court and community. Information from multiple sources – CICL, the Five Pillars and the duty bearers – using diffent methodologies were triangulated and analysed. The highlights of the findings focus on the socio-demographic profile of CICL in the five localities, the gaps or snags in the prevailing juvenile justice process and the impact of these on CICL.

Published 2010-11-23