Government of Jamaica

Emotional abuse

 

Emotional abuse is the expression of words, attitudes or behaviours toward a child that create serious emotional or psychological damage.

 

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Sexual abuse


Sexual abuse involves engaging or enticing a child to engage in any form of sexual activity, with or without the child's knowledge or approval.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE - OFFICE CLOSURE

 

The public is advised that ALL OCR offices will be closed for business on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to facilitate a staff event.

 

Normal opening hours will resume on Friday, April 21, 2017, beginning with our telephone contact centre at 7:00am.

 

For urgent assistance, please contact the nearest police station or dial 119.

 

Please accept apologies for any inconvenience caused.

PUBLIC NOTICE – OFFICE CLOSURE
 
                The public is advised that ALL offices will be closed for business on Thursday April 20, 2017 to facilitate a staff event.
                Normal opening hours will resume on Friday April 21, 2017, beginning with our telephone contact centre at 7:00am.
For urgent assistance, please contact the nearest police station.
                Please accept apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Missing Children Statistics by Sex (January - March 2017) (Preliminary)            
Month Reported Missing Returned Still Missing Deceased
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
January 169 41 128 155 37 118 13 4 9 1 0 1
February 131 26 105 107 22 85 24 4 20 0 0 0
March 149 26 123 120 23 97 28 3 25 1 0 1
                         
  449 93 356 382 82 300 65 11 54 2 0 2
Source:  Missing Person Monitoring Unit                        
Note:  Statistics presented are as reported by the Missing Person Monitoring Unit          

 

 

 

 

 

Green Paper on National Policy on Poverty and National Poverty Reduction Programme

 

The Draft National Policy on Poverty and National Poverty Reduction Programme (Green Paper) is now available for public consultation, and is open for comments up to March 3, 2017.
The Green Paper is also available on the PIOJ and Vision 2030 Jamaica Facebook pages and some public libraries.

 

You may send comments to:


Poverty Reduction Coordinating Unit
Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
16 Oxford Road
Kingston


Email: prcu@pioj.gov.jm


Telephone: 876-935-5057

 

Click the link below to access the PIOJ Green Paper

 

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