To fulfill its mission, Bahay Pag-asa has established linkages with the following offices:
- Department of Justice
- Cavite Police Department
- Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
- Department of Social Welfare and Development
- Provincial Government of Cavite / local government
- Civic organizations and communities
- CALABARZON and Metro Manila local governments
- Juvenile Justice Welfare Council
- Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation Inc. (HLAF)
Who qualifies are beneficiaries of this project?
- Child refers to a person under the age of eighteen (18) years.
- Child at risk refers to a child who is vulnerable to and at the risk of committing criminal offenses because of personal, family, and social circumstances.
- Child In Conflict with the Law (CICL) refers to a child who is alleged as, accused of, or adjudged as, having committed an offense under Philippine laws.
- A child fifteen (15) years of age or under at the time of the commission of the offense shall be exempt from criminal liability.
- Resident refers to CICLs housed in BPD
- Male disadvantaged youth offenders or CICL who were entrusted to DLSU-D by the Family Courts of the Province of Cavite, Region IV-A and parts of Metro Manila through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) focusing on the Bahay Pag-asa program for the protection of the youth-at-risk. Likewise, the center will serve as Police Formation Center for the uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police.
Primary beneficiaries of the project are CICL who:
- are between the ages of 15 years old + one day to 17 years old + one day;
- has sentences that are suspended because they are minors but are housed in separate quarters, or worst case, mixed with adult criminals;
- are minors with on-going court proceedings;
- are residents of the City of Dasmariñas (as top priority) and other neighboring cities/municipalities in consultation/coordination with BJMP and DSWD.
The center will not accept:
- Ordinary street children;
- Youth with serious mental disorder;
- Youth drug addicts;
- Youth with case of arson, highly contagious health conditions such as leprosy, socially transmitted diseases;
- Youth with repeated offenses or recidivist; and
- Youth who refuse to undergo the rehabilitation plan set by the BPD.