DOJ set to open 4 more regional action centers

Published November 17, 2021, 12:46 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog


Four more regional Actions Centers of the Department of Justice (DOJAC) will be opened with two of them slated for launching before the end of 2021.

The action centers provide legal assistance, perform mediation services, accept complaints, and assist the public in their concerns with other government offices.

DOJACs has also been designated as “receiving offices for the Task Force Against Corruption (TFAC) that was created pursuant to the President’s directive to the DOJ to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government.”

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday, Nov. 17, said the two DOJACs slated for opening will be those in San Fernando, La Union and in Nueva Ecija.

“At least two more DOJAC regional offices will be set up next year,” he said.

Last Monday, Nov. 15, the DOJAC in Region VII was opened in Guadalupe, Cebu City. Aside from that in Region VII, there are also DOJACs in Region X in Cagayan de Oro City and in Region XI in Davao City.

Records showed that the centers have served more than 13,800 persons on their various legal needs.

The DOJAC was established on Feb. 28, 1985 as a Public Assistance Center and was renamed Public Assistance and Complaints Unit on May 3, 1989.

Under Department Order No. 204 issued on June 22, 1995, the complaint units are now known as DOJAC.