Children in the Care of the Jamaican State
The protection of the rights of children in the care of the Jamaican state has been an issue of concern for JFJ since 2001 but came to the fore in 2003 when citizens began to bring problems concerning children to the attention of the organisation. Since that time, JFJ has actively monitored the situation of wards of the state in children’s homes, places of safety, police lock-ups, remand and correctional facilities to gather data, provide reports and lobby vigorously for the protection of Jamaica’s most vulnerable citizens.
You can get involved in our Lift Up NOT Lock Up campaign for child rights by signing our petition to end the abuse of children by the Jamaican government.
Stories of abuse and neglect inside government facilities: