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Children’s Advocate Commends Justice System

Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison has lauded the Jamaican justice system as one of the best in the Commonwealth. She however acknowledged that like all other justice systems, there is need for tweaking, and continuous re-examination, in order to improve the service delivery. Mrs. Gordon Harrison made the comments on…

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Training to be Conducted on Child Justice Guidelines

The Office of the Children’s Advocate will be embarking on training sessions with key stakeholders in the justice system to ensure the effective implementation of the recently launched Child Justice Guidelines. Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, said that training sessions are being planned for police officers, justices of the peace…

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Office of Children’s Advocate Launches New Website

The Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) has launched a new, interactive and child-friendly website as part of its re-branding strategy. The website, designed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), boasts cutting-edge features to enhance the visitor’s experience, as well as the latest coding styles to ensure that the site…

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Children’s Advocate Recommends Strategies to Keep Children Off the Streets

Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, is recommending the implementation of “individualised preventative programmes” to address the issue of children, who live/work on the streets. These interventions are intended to be parish specific, as according to Mrs. Gordon Harrison, “the problem as it appears in Kingston is not as it appears…

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