BJMP celebrates Community Relations Service Month

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) celebrated its 4th Community Relations Service Month on June 24, 2015 at NLPSC Gymnasium with the theme “MaayosnaPiitan, Kaagapayng Bayan parasaPagtaguyodngTuwidnaDaan.” One of the highlights was the conduct of Information Drive through lecture and powerpoint presentation. NLPSC was chosen to participate in the event and the graduating criminology students were enjoined to attend.

J/SI Randy A. Batay-an, Candon City Jail Warden, informed the students on matters regarding the Jail Bureau, Jail Management and Penology. He discussed about the new Therapeutic Modality Program (TMP) of the BJMP which has changed the label of the prisoners of jail. Detainees or prisoners are labeled residents or board mates; the cells of the jail to dormitory; and the jail to community. The implementation of the Inmates Welfare Development Program was also a part of the TMP to benefit the residents/board mates with their basic needs such as livelihood projects inside the jail, recreational activities, and educational programs. This program prepares the residents/board mates in their reintegration with the community as changed and productive individuals.

JO1 Renz Jermaine Vitug discussed the requirements, procedures and steps in applying for the Jail Officer 1 position in the BJMP. The seminar greatly ushered the participants with substantial information about the said bureau. (John Paul Alasaas)