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JFJ Press Release: JFJ Calls on the Government to Provide Children with Effective Care, Support and Protection

JFJ Calls on the Government to Provide Children with Effective Care, Support and Protection Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica – Within the past two months various disturbing reports reconfirm sustained abuse and neglect of Jamaica’s most vulnerable children in

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