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Lisa Cohen - CNN20 Nov 2017

This article from CNN exposes the exploitation that many children experience in Haitian orphanages.

Rudolph Brown - The Gleaner1 Oct 2017

A study conducted in two residential care facilities in Jamaica found that one in every three youth in care tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), but laws restrict reproductive health education and enabling access to contraception for young people. 

Erica Virtue - Jamaica Gleaner23 Sep 2017

In a recent debate, Jamaica's Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid addressed the number of children living in alternative care in the country: in September 2016, 57 percent of children in care lived in various family-based care settings, while the remaining 43 percent (1,998 children) lived in residential care. 

Catholic Relief Services1 Sep 2017


CRS is seeking a Project Director (PD) to ensure timely and quality program design, startup, implementation and management of the 4Children program in Haiti. 

Joanna Gasiorowska - Al Jazeera26 Aug 2017

This news report describes how the foreign financing of orphanages in Haiti fuels the growth of a corrupt orphanage industry and enables unregistered institutions in the country to continue operating outside the law.

Jamaica Observer18 Aug 2017

The Social and Health Management software (SOHEMA) Child Case Management System (CCMS), a new software system in Jamaica, will allow child protection officers to upload and track cases of children in the child protection system. 

Afton R. Kirk, Christina J. Groark, and Robert B. McCall - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter from Child Maltreatment in Residential Care provides an overview of institutional care in Latin America and the Carribean, describes current efforts toward deinsitutionalization and child care reform in the region, and discusses practical suggestions for further research and reform.

Naomi Larsson - The Guardian14 Jul 2017

The Guardian discusses the repercussions of funding and volunteering in Haitian orphanages, based on the findings from Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children’s Rights, a recent Lumos report. 

Better Care Network 30 Jun 2017

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child during the seventy-fifth session (15 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Anastasia Moloney - ABS/CBN News23 Jun 2017

This article discusses findings from the recent Lumos report Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children's Rights, stressing the circumstances under which children enter into residential care as well as the prevalence of abuse within the care system.