OCR Mandate
The main role of the Children's Registry is to receive reports of children who have been, are being or are likely to be abandoned, neglected, physically or sexually ill-treated, or are otherwise in need of care and protection. Read the full Mandate here.

OCR's Mission
The Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) provides a professional and confidential system to encourage, receive, record, assess and refer for timely investigation and curative action, reports of known or suspected instances of child abuse and other threats to children.  The OCR also manages an effective national alert and response system for the safe return of missing children in the shortest possible time.  We place great emphasis on the promotion of measures to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the phenomena of child abuse and missing children.

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What is Child Abuse?
Ever wondered what exactly happens when you make a report to the Office of the Children's Registry? The following steps outline the reporting process... 
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Child abuse is any act, or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a child...
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OCR's Vision
The Office of the Children's Registry will be among the premier organizations worldwide performing in Jamaica, a valuable, proactive role as part of a team that is creating workable solutions to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the incidence of child abuse and missing children.  In so doing, we strive to be trusted and respected by the children and adult populations of Jamaica as a sensitive, professional, confidential and effective organization that is providing world class service in the creation of a safe and secure environment for children to grow and reach their full potential.  Building on our success in Jamaica, we will act as a catalyst for the establishment of other Children's Registries in the Caribbean.
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EMERGENCY: To make a report of a missing child call the OCR. Dial: 1-888-PROTECT (776-8328) or Police at 119!! Be the change. Help us bring our children home!
Ananda Alert System is Jamaica's Child Recovery Strategy which was modeled off the Amber Alert System in the United States of America (USA).  Learn more here