The Child Development Agency (CDA) is a leader in Jamaica’s child protection system, with a growing regional reputation for our work in promoting child-friendly policies and ground-breaking programmes to strengthen families.

Established in 2004, out of a merger of the Child Support Unit, the Child Services Division, and the Adoption Division, the CDA is now under the purview of the Minis...read more
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CDA Stages Child Abuse Prevention Walk in Yallahs

With the high levels of violence being meted out against the nation’s children, a team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) on Friday (March 27) took to the streets of Yallahs in St. Thomas for a child abuse prevention and protection sensitisation walk under the theme “Protecting Children, Transforming Lives,...

Diaspora Conference

The Sixth Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, June 13-18, 2015. Registration for the Diaspora Conference is now open or you may visit the website.

Hundreds Benefit from CDA’s Inaugural National Exiting Care Expo

Over 500 children in State care, ages 16 to 18 year benefited from the Child Development Agency’s inaugural National Exiting Care Expo held under the theme, “Stepping Stones for Success”. The Expo which was conceptualised as a way to prepare youngsters for life after State care took place at the...

CDA Observes 10th Anniversary-Revised

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is commemorating 10 years of existence, with a series of ongoing activities from June 2014 to May 2015, under the theme, “Protecting Children, Transforming Lives, Securing the Future”. The Agency was established out of the merger of three entities, the Children’s Services Division; the Child...

CDA’s Labour of Love Islandwide Labour Day Projects get Underway

In tandem with the activities for Labour Day 2014, being observed under the theme, “Take a Stand…Beautify Our Land”, the Child Development Agency (CDA) will be embarking on a number of islandwide projects within the various child care facilities. CEO of the CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey explains that the Agency sees...

Consultation on the Adoption Act

The Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Technical Advisory Committee invite members of the public to give their views on the proposed revisions to the Adoption (Children Of) Act 1958. This invitation to comment precedes two public consultations beginning in Kingston next week. Two documents which encapsulate the recommended changes...