With the university’s effort to join hands with the government in curbing criminality through an effective treatment program of inmates at Sanchez Mira Provincial Jail Extension (SMPJE), the College of Criminal Justice Administration through the leadership of its dean, Mr. Melvin Atayan extended its “Salaknib Project” under the Kaniyogan Extension Program of the campus to these inmates by providing them technical, vocational and industrial trainings that would form part of their rehabilitation.
In October 21, 2017, the college conducted training on “Coconut Handicraft Development” to these detention and sentenced prisoners of SMPJE. Also, Basic Electricity Training was also extended to these clienteles.
The second phase of the training was held in December 16, 2017. Enhancement of the coconut handicraft products developed by these inmates was conducted. Also, during this training program, as an expression of sharing love in the Christmas Season, a gift giving activity dubbed as “Spread Love and Joy” was also performed in the detention center. “This is the first skills training extended here at Sanchez Mira Provincial Jail Extension for the past 20 years”, said PG3 Angelino Cacatian, SMPJE warden. He added that the activity extended by the college was actually a means of achieving the correction’s goal of reforming inmates through institutional treatments- exposing them to various livelihood seminars and trainings. He also mentioned that this activity prevents idleness which is one of the problems inside the penal facilities. Meanwhile, the other components of the Salaknib Project include: Vermicomposting, Basic Metal Craft, Coco-food Product Development, Legal Concerns and Personality Development.