DSWD SOCCSKSARGEN visited recently the PNP Police Regional Office XII to obtain information on the number of surrenderees recorded based on recent police operations against proliferation of drugs.
Jehanne Melawani-Dari, focal person for DSWD addressing drugs said that the agency is tasked to lead the After Care Program for the surrenderees.
“After rehab and treatment, the agency may offer counseling services, cash for work intervention as well as necessary assistance that will help surrenderees become reintegrated to the community as productive and contributing individuals,” Dari said.
DSWD XII is set to hold an internal staff orientation on the 3 pillars of intervention for drug surrenderees as well as a meeting with partners in the implementation of its after care program.