Jail Decongestion Program
HLAF's Jail Decongestion Program (JD) has run since HLAF's establishment and has since evolved from a traditional lawyering project into an alternative lawyering program.
We decongest jails not only by providing legal and paralegal assistance to PDLs but we also focus on improving the perspective, attitudes and knowledge of duty-bearers and the community.
Our Jail Decongestion Stories
dignity through freedom
The National Conference of Social Workers, Criminologists, and the Philippine Criminal Justice System
Over the years, the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF) has been at the forefront of fostering knowledge-sharing and collaboration among advocates, implementers, and duty-bearers
Amidst the challenges faced by persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in the Philippines, an inspiring beacon of hope emerges from the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation
1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
were released through the combined efforts of the partners jails, PDL volunteers and HLAF volunteers, interns and staff
trained as paralegals to provide paralegal services to their fellow PDLs.
trained, capacitated and empowered to provide support to PDLs in their areas.