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Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.
'There are still a lot of misconceptions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act – that the child always gets away with whatever crime he or she does but its not true,' says Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council policy and research officer Jackielou Bagadiong
Two minors – aged 12 and 13 – have already been released while 8 are still detained without a court order
Pro child advocates say the proposal treats children in conflict with the law as criminals not victims
Do you agree that parents of unattended minors mostly street children loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?
A Bahay Pag asa provides short term residential care and caters to children in conflict with the law