Demographic Distribution of Children In Conflict With the Law in Tabuk City, Kalinga

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Jocelyn FoklegLikadang


The research focuses on the distribution of Children in Conflict with the Law in Tabuk City, Kalinga according to age, sex, crime, and place of origin. The factors that made children violate the law and the rehabilitation services provided to Children in Conflict with the Law as intervention are also considered in this study with the use of a qualitative research approach. The data were gathered through direct inquiry and record review. It was found that from 2015 to 2018, 159 CICLs have been registered in Tabuk City and most of them are males between 13 and 17 years of age. Most Children in Conflict with the Law are residents of Bulanao Centro and areas outside of Tabuk City. The analysis also reveals that family status, poverty, and peer pressure are factors in the commission of crime among the Children in Conflict with the Law. The City Social Welfare and Development of Tabuk City provides diversion services, and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office offers rehabilitation programs for these children offenders.

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