In-Care Transformation Programs
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The BuCor Love Foundation Inc. (Philippines) is currently developing the following In-Care Transformation Programs with courses and activities. Innovative “In-Care and Aftercare Programs” are being undertaken as a complimentary and augmented program for the effective rehabilitation and transformation of inmates during their incarceration as well as for released prisoners. These are designed to stop the high incidence of recidivism by giving a second chance, a new lease of life, a new hope for a bright future to released prisoners to become productive, responsible and law-abiding citizens. Considering the meager resources and budget of the present administration for the BuCor, a lead organization in partnership with the BuCor is recommended to augment their rehabilitation programs. This is in response to the BuCor’s call to “Reach Out and Give Second Chance, the Way to restore the dignity of our Inmates.” All inmate-beneficiaries of the foundation shall undertake the six “faces” of God-inspired transformation, leading towards becoming “a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” [2Cor. 5:17]
Supt. Catalino A. Malinao is the current BLFI Director for Reformation, together with the BLFI Reformation Board ingeniously crafted the six (6) "Faces" of Reformation. The Courseware and Program-Development is supported by the BLFI Advisory Board and shall be completed before November 10, 2014.
During the March 20, 2014 CARE Summit hosted by BLFI Adviser and Consultant Dr. Rexy Morales (current Directorate of Training and Education Division, Bureau of Corrections), BLFI Executive Director, Hon. Edith B. Uy presented "How to Make Reformation Work Inside Prisons", a powerpoint presentation showing the solution and road map on how to make the much talk-about reformation - work!
Download/View our CARE Summary Report on How to Make Refomation Work in PDF format
On April, 2014 ADCA Catalino A. Malinao came up with a position paper regarding the creation of BuCor Reformation Offices. According to ADCA Malinao "In order for the Reformation Programs to be properly implemented, there is a need to establish BuCor Reformation Offices in all the prison camps starting with the NBP Maximum Security Compound as its pilot office. These Offices shall be created in partnership with direct participation of the Community-At-Large, and shall be the counterpart of Overseer’s Office in terms of its functions and coverage."
Functions of Reformation Office:
1) Operation and Administration for Reformation Programs (its Programs-Projects-Activities) more particularly to monitor and evaluate inmates’ progress through the Score Card System*
2) To act as Classification Board to classify “inmates” in accordance to their Reformation Classification (instead of Security Classification which is done by Overseer’s Office)**
3) To keep records, reports, and pertinent documents of inmates in their individual Reformation Jacket to be known as Inmate Portfolio.
4) To issue Reformation Orders*** to deserving inmates rendering their talents, skills, time and efforts in order to be entitled to additional GCTA and inmate compensation.
5) To assess all reformation programs, courseware, modules, venues, as well as its implementers (teachers, instructors, preachers, mentors, etc.) to determine whether they are effective or not.
6) To act as Board of Discipline and Promotions to correct erring inmates and to reward exceptional inmates.
7) To handle, manage, regulate and monitor inmates’ visitors, supported by a Visitors Information Database System.*
*Note: Score Card shall be developed and implemented by the Reformation Officers to monitor and evaluate inmates “enrolled” to the various Reformation Programs. Score Card System shall be the appropriate Monitoring System with Database to be developed and properly implemented, along with the Visitors Information Database System.
**Note: Security Classifications were the basis of classification (CB) for inmates (maximum, medium, minimum, colony assignment) – to be changed to Reformation Classification in accordance this time to the inmates Reformation Status (as indicated by the Score Card). Reformation Classification shall be in a scale from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest and non-security risk which is equivalent to minimum’s living out status).
***Note: Reformation Orders – as replacement to Assignment Orders and Corrections Orders being issued by the Overseer’s Office. As such, the Overseer’s Office shall no longer issue these Orders.
The Reformation Office is an equivalent in terms of importance to the Overseer’s Office but with entirely different functions. As such, some of the functions of the Overseer’s Office (which are reformation in nature and stature) shall be transferred to the Reformation Office.
Reformation Office – Officials and Staffs
The Reformation Office shall be headed by the Chief Reformation and supported by BuCor Reformation Officers and Staffs (new graduates from the Training School).
Immediate Projects, Programs and Activities of the BuCor Reformation Office are:
1. Location and Facilities for the BuCor Reformation Office
2. Manpower Staffing
3. Creation and Implementation of Office Policies and Staff Policies
4. Design, development, production and publication of all reformation modules and courseware materials for Reformation Program Use, based on the approved Syllabus for 1-4 years (Ref: New Bilibid Prison University Project)
5. Design, development, production and programming of inmates’ Reformation Jacket to be known as Inmate Portfolio.
6. Design, development and programming of the Score Card System (Monitoring System with Database)
7. Develop Policies and Guidelines for the Reformation Classification and the Reformation Classification Board (RCB)
8. Develop Qualifications, Policies and Guidelines in the issuance of Reformation Orders – as replacement to Assignment Orders and Corrections Orders.
9. Develop Policies and Guidelines for the issuance of Special Affirmation (SA) Status to qualified and deserving inmates.
10. Develop Criteria, Rules and Regulations, Policies and Guidelines for the Board of Discipline and Promotions in correcting erring inmates and in rewarding exceptional inmates based on the Score Card System
11. Develop Policies and Guidelines separating and harmonizing Security and Reformation.
The composition of the Reformation Classification Board (RCB) shall be as follows:
1. Superintendent – as Chairman of the RCB
2. Chief Reformation, Reformation Office – as Vice Chairman of the RCB
3. Reformation Officer, Moral and Spiritual
4. Reformation Officer, Behavior Modification
5. Reformation Officer, Education and Training
6. Reformation Officer, Health and Welfare (Hospital)
7. Reformation Officer, Sports
8. Reformation Officer, Work and Livelihood
9. Reformation Officer, Social Welfare Services
10. Chief Overseer, Overseer’s Office
The composition of the Board of Discipline and Promotions shall be as follows:
1. Superintendent – as Chairman
2. Chief Reformation, Reformation Office – as Vice Chairman
3. Reformation Officer, Behavior Modification
4. Reformation Officer, Social Welfare Services
5. Chief Overseer, Overseer’s Office
7. Officer-of-the-Day (Shift Supervisor)
RB Bernabe V. Cabrales
RB Rogelio P. Batusbatusan
RB Yusop A. Saddai
RB Cedrick M. Punzalan
RB Moises S. Dejolde, Jr.
RB George A. Mellona
RB Agus Dwikarna
RB Eric S. Jose
RB Rommel T. Deang
RB Domindador Z. Ericta
The Six (6) "Faces" of Reformation are:
Moral and Spiritual Transformation Programs
Develops moral uprightness and a God-centered prison life for total reformation.
Behavior Modification Transformation Programs
A behavioral change that develops positive outlook in life and virtuous attitude.
Education and Training Courseware Programs
Provides opportunity for qualified inmates to undergo elementary, high school and college education. Others are given non-formal education through vocational courses and skills enhancements.
Health and Welfare Reformation Programs
Promotes healthy lifestyle through proper health care and dietary requirements.
Work and Livelihood Courseware Programs
Enhances productivity and livelihood skills to make them economically prepared.
Sports and Cultural Reformation Programs
Maintains physical fitness through regular sports and recreation activities.
The Scorecard System was completed on December 3, 2013 SCORECARD System (acronym stands for: Systematic Consolidation Of Reformation Eligibilities, Credentials And Records Database), the “first in the world”, because Department of Corrections of the other countries do not have this kind of “Evaluation” system for inmates. Scorecard is a matrix design to monitor and evaluate inmate-beneficiaries undertaking the In-Care Transformation Programs The SCORECARD was submitted to the Office of the Assistant Director for Administration and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Corrections.
1. Benefits are numerous. The BuCor can assure the general public that ex-offenders would no longer pose a threat once released from prison; The Community-At-Large can accept ex-offenders as human beings.
2. There would be no human errors in computation, and no room for discretion that would lead to corruption.
3. BuCor would then achieved its Core Mandate thru BuCor Modernization, including the Trust and Confidence earned
4. These would eventually lead the way towards the creation of Prison Universities in every PPF, and the BuCor Academy to train future Reformation Officers.