Priya Anaokar, Kathi-Ann Thomas, Joan Thomas, Ceceile Minott, Marva Campbell and Julie Meeks Gardner - Global Perspectives1 Jan 2016
This chapter from the book Global Perspectives discusses the challenges young people in Jamaica face as they age out of care. The researchers review three Jamaican studies, which highlight challenges for young people, service providers and policy makers. The reviews found that while there are state mechanisms in place, more needs to be done to ensure these mechanisms are followed.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its examination of the consolidated third and fourth periodic reports of Jamaica (CRC/C/JAM/3-4).
Mary Daly, Rachel Bray, Zlata Bruckauf, Jasmina Byrne, Alice Margaria, Ninoslava Pecnik, Maureen Samms-Vaughan 1 Jan 2015
This report examines and analyses policies and provision for family support and parenting support based on general literature searches and evidence gathered from 33 UNICEF national offices and detailed case studies of nine countries.
Findings of a study aimed to determine the effectiveness and the efficiency of the Foster Care Programme, assess the treatment of children in Foster Care, assess the adherence to child rights in the provision of Foster Care, provide policy direction for the enhancement of the Programme.
This report presents a broad overview of progress made and lessons learned in mounting national responses for children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children. Based on review findings, future actions are suggested to strengthen national responses and ultimately, improve outcomes for children.
Reports on an evaluation of the monitoring system for children in the custody of the Jamaican government. Highlights problems and inefficiencies inherent in the monitoring process. Includes recommendations.
This paper examines the short-term impact of conditional cash transfer programs in comparison to traditional social assistance programs. Programs in Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Turkey are highlighted.