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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Bamboo River, Morant Bay Targeted for Sensitisation Walk

As part of its ongoing drive to prevent abuse and promote child protection, a team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) conducted a sensitisation walkthrough in two more St. Thomas communities.  After walking through Yallahs two weeks ago, this time the CDA team went to Bamboo River and Church Corner...

Clarendon Families Benefit from CDA Community Series

Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA) Rosalee Gage-Grey has issued a strong appeal to persons to stop the abuse and violence against the nation’s children, declaring, “Enough is enough!” She was speaking at the Agency’s  fourth and final meeting the Circle of Care Family and Community Series...

CDA Team Conducts Sensitisation Walk in Clarendon Community

A team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) yesterday (April 16) conducted a walkthrough of the community of Havannah Heights in Clarendon to educate and sensitise the residents on issues surrounding the care and protection of the nation’s children. The team which was led by CEO of the CDA Mrs....

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.

CDA Signs MOU with Mico to Counsel Children, Staff

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has signed an agreement with the Mico University College Youth Counselling, Research and Development Centre (MYCRDC) for that institution to provide cost-free counselling intervention to children in State care and those who access the CDA’s services through its intake desk and other avenues. The Memorandum...

CDA Helping Parents to Fulfill their Responsibilities

Eighty-seven (87) parents from the parishes of Hanover, Westmoreland, Trelawny and St. James recently benefitted from a twenty 20-hour parenting skills training workshop organised by the Child Development Agency. The parents were recognised for their participation at a graduation ceremony, held on Monday (April 30) at the Calvary Baptist Church...