• Chika Nur Qomariah Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Islam Syekh-Yusuf
  • Retno Susilowati Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Islam Syekh-Yusuf
  • Ahmad Fajar Herlani Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Islam Syekh-Yusuf



Street children are children who spend most of their time on the streets to earn a living to meet their daily needs. This happens due to the lack of economy of both parents so they are unable to meet their children's needs. They do this to help their family or parents financially, so they can survive. Activities carried out by street children in Tangerang City are a complex problem, considering that there are still many street children with activities such as busking, rocking/cleaning car windows, and so on. The main issues in this research are empowering the handling of street children in Tangerang City and the Role of the Tangerang City Social Service in Implementing Regional Regulation No. 5 of 2012 concerning the Development of Street Children, Homeless, Beggars and Buskers. The type of research is empirical juridical, descriptive analysis in nature, so that the data obtained is analyzed qualitatively. The theoretical basis refers to Article 28B paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution, Article 4 in conjunction with Article 76I of the Child Protection Act, Article 1 Paragraph (11) of Tangerang City Regional Regulation Number 5 of 2012 concerning the Development of Street Children. The results of the study concluded that the empowerment of street children in the city of Tangerang has been carried out with several programs and activities that are expected to overcome the social problems of street children by increasing the abilities of these children through education, skills training and moral education, all of which are done to be able to get their rights. as a child, and the role of the social service has been trying to change the attitude and lifestyle of street children who are fostered through the halfway house program, so that later these children can be independent and no longer take to the streets. Suggestions on the need to provide interesting programs to be followed so that they become places to play and educate to be followed, as well as the need for adequate facilities and infrastructure.

Keywords: Social Problems: Empowerment of Street Children