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07 Feb 2018

Research Evaluation Report of Paralegal Program PKNI


(Case Study of Paralegal Program PKNI Jakarta Year 2017)


Student Writer Team of Social Welfare Studies Faculty of Social and Political Science Universitas Indonesia

The problem of drugs in Indonesia as a whole in a condition of concern. This is due to an increase in drugs cases in Indonesia. The increase occurs both in the context of the user, the variations and the number of drugs used up to the context of the victim. Based on data released from the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) clearly shows that the number of drug users is 1.5% of the population or 3.2 million people with a range of 2.9 to 3.6 million people (Puslitkes, 2005) consisting of 69 % of regular use group and 31% of group of addicts with the number of male users 79% and women 21%. Of the regular use groups included in abuse of marijuana by 71%, 50% shabu-shabu, 42% ecstasy and 22% sedative. Of the 75% abusive addict group, the number of heroin / putaw abusers is 62%, 57% shabu, ecstasy 34%, and sedative 25%.

In an attempt to prevent the entry of drugs, there are various efforts made by the government. By using the Narcotics Law, the Indonesian government has banned narcotics under the pretext of protecting the younger generation of the nation. As is done by the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) which makes programs that focus on demand reduction and supply reduction, means that efforts are made to reduce the demand and supply of narcotics in Indonesia. In addition, various efforts are made by the government such as establishing a regulatory legislation that regulates criminal charges for drug suspects. But the problem here is the determination of punishment or criminal given to drug users sometimes become biased with drug dealers. Drug users who should be victims too, sometimes get the same treatment with drug dealers that is criminal penalties. It is also regulated in Article 54 of Law Number 35 Year 2009 on Drugs which says that drug users should get rehabilitation instead of criminalized. This is certainly related to the usurpation of the rights that drug users should get. In addition, the punishment given to the victims is one of the factors that causes the need for differentiation between users and distributors.

In relation to the fulfillment of the rights that the users of the drug need to get, sometimes the users still do not know about what should be their rights. So it can be said that the form of legal assistance to the users of drug is very important. Therefore, Paralegal presents as an aid for the Victims of Medicines to fulfill their rights which they hardly get.

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