Establishing CAPIN in 
a New Locality 

It takes around three years to establish a network. Partnering with a foundation operating in the area and with a local government unit, Consuelo Foundation leads the formation of the professional network and strengthens their capacity to serve the child. The Consuelo Partners Exchange Program (PEP) promotes interactive learning as government workers visit each other's facilities and shelters. In one instance, a visit to the Second Chance Home (for Children in Conflict with the Law) in Cebu inspired officials of Laguna to set up the same kind of shelter in their own town.

Through CAPIN, neighborhood officials have become more conscious of their roles as a child’s first line of defense against abuse. This has led to more resources and passage of new ordinances to address children's rights. By the time CAPIN is fully established, the local government unit should have adopted CAPIN as the program of its Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC). LCPC is the mandated unit of government tasked to spearhead programs for children at the local level. Currently CAPIN operates in: Albay, Baguio, La Trinidad Benguet, Naguilinan in La Union, Pampanga, Laguna, Western Samar, Cebu, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Pasay City.