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
Paralegals aren’t lawyers but they do a lot of legal tasks, such as drafting motions, researching the law, and collecting evidence. Prison advocate paralegals use
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – National Capital Region (BJMP-NCR) Regional Office held its quarterly Jail Paralegal Officers’ (JPO) Kamustahan last March 20
Ateneo CLED students partner with HLAF to conduct a forum on jail conditions and lowering of the MACR
Ateneo School of Law- To have a deeper understanding of the present conditions of jails in the country and tackle its underlying issues and the
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – Forty-six Jail Paralegal Officers (JPO) attended the 3rd Quarter JPO Kamustahan last Nov. 8 at BJMP – NCR.
DLSU College of Law – In order to orient the Paralegal volunteers about the topics being discussed in jails for the Paralegal Aide Trainings and
Jail Paralegal Officers seek assistance to conduct Paralegal Training- HLAF and Ateneo Law students reach out to help
Malabon City Jail Paralegal Officers initiated to conduct the Paralegal Training seminar last March 2,3 and 7. Malabon City Jail (Male and Female Dormitories), in
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.