Tag Archives : Jamaica

MOJ’s Children in Court programme – Jamaica

THE MINISTRY of Justice (MOJ) along with CUSO-VSO and United Nations Children’s Fund recently launched the first phase of the Children in Court – Court Prep programme. The launch took place at the Mandeville Hotel, in Mandeville and had in training 48 volunteers from Westmoreland, St Elizabeth, Hanover, Trelawny, St James, Clarendon and Manchester. The […]

Three lessons from Armadale – JamaicaObserver.com

The fire at Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre on May 22, 2009 should have transformed Jamaica’s juvenile justice system. It should have caused a national reflection on how the State treats the vulnerable, the incarcerated and the condemned. Amidst ever-increasing levels of distrust in politicians and public officials, in addition to constant claims of inaction and a […]

Once a Spouse, Always a Parent (Part 2)

Age appropriate strategies to help your child cope with divorce or separation Children experience their parents’ separation/divorce differently throughout the different stages of development. The following are age appropriate suggestions for ways to help your child cope during this challenging period: Birth to 2 years At this stage maintaining consistency in your child’s environment is [&helli...

Once a Spouse, Always a Parent

Three Ways to Help Your Child through Divorce or Separation While marriage in Jamaica has decreased from 22,152 in 2008 to 20,489 in 2010, divorce is on the rise with 1,654 and 2,371 cases being reported in 2008 and 2010 respectively (STATIN). Additionally, recommendations have been made for an easier divorce process in an attempt […]

Blow for Jamaica’s autistic children

EXACTLY four years after it was launched to help children diagnosed with autism, the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) is set to discontinue all forms of outreach activities, effective today, citing Government’s obvious disregard for those living with the mental disorder. Blow for Jamaica’s autistic children – News – JamaicaObserver.com. Chung is disappo...

Child Care and Protection Act (Jamaica)

Below are the links to some of the pivotal document relating to child and adolescent sexual reproductive health, protection and rights. Please let us know if there is a document you would like us to include in this post. These are links to the Child care and Protection Act 2004 of Jamaica, and the subsidiary […]