BJMP Imus City Jail Male Dormitory and Cavite State University Imus CampusForge Groundbreaking Partnership for Persons Deprived of Liberty's Tertiary Education.
September 26, 2023| ICJ MD - In an innovative move towards promoting rehabilitation and reintegration, BJMP Imus City Jail – Male Dormitory and Cavite State University (CSU) have joined forces on planning to provide tertiary education opportunities for Persons Deprived of Liberty. During a recent courtesy call of the city jail warden, JCINSP IRENE D GASPAR to DR Jenny Beb F Espineli, Campus Administrator, a collaboration of various activities aimed at transforming the lives of incarcerated individuals was discussed, marking a significant milestone in this jail facility’s approach to PDL rehabilitation. Under this new partnership, PDL of Imus City Jail – Male Dormitory will be given the opportunity to avail themselves of free tertiary education programs offered by CAVSU.
Through JO1 Sherene S Ngalawen, Help Desk Officer, this initiative aims to equip PDL with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully reintegrate into society. By providing education, the collaboration seeks to break the cycle of recidivism and enhance the chances of PDL rebuilding their lives upon release. It signifies a progressive approach to criminal justice, focusing on rehabilitation rather than mere punishment. Recognizing the transformative power of education, both institutions are committed to providing PDL with the tools they need to secure a brighter future.
During the courtesy call, several collaborative activities were discussed to ensure the success of the partnership. CAVSU will establish a dedicated team of educators and support staff who will work closely with the correctional facility to develop appropriate academic programs tailored to the needs and interests of the jail community. These programs will not only provide academic instruction but also include vocational training opportunities, enabling them to acquire practical skills that can be applied in the workforce upon release.
Furthermore, the planning to organize mentoring and counseling programs to provide emotional support and guidance to PDL throughout their educational journey was highlighted by the Chief, Welfare and Development Officer, SJO1 Jenylin F Quintana. The aim is to foster personal growth and development, empowering PDL to overcome challenges and make positive choices for their future.
As the partnership takes shape, Imus City Jail and CAVSU are set to become beacons of hope, demonstrating the transformative potential of education in the lives of incarcerated individuals.
By investing in the rehabilitation and reintegration of our brothers behind bars, the collaboration aims to build a more inclusive and compassionate society where every individual has the opportunity to rebuild their lives and contribute meaningfully to their communities.
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