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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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137 Children in State care successful in GSAT

137 Children in State care successful in GSAT
They endured long hours of studying, going over practice papers day daily to get a qualifying average that will help them transition from primary to...

Five Wards of the State from the Mt. Olivet Boys Home on France tour with World Olympic Sprinter, Yohan Blake

Five Wards of the State from the Mt. Olivet Boys Home on France tour with  World Olympic Sprinter, Yohan Blake
Jubilation was etched on the faces of five wards of the State from the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Walderston, Manchester, who departed from the...

Five Residential Child Care Facilities to be boosted with CAD $444,000 Donation

Five Residential Child Care Facilities to be boosted with CAD $444,000 Donation
Approximately Four Hundred and Forty Four ($CAD 444,000) thousand Canadian dollars was handed over to five (5) residential Child Care facilities on Thursday, June 30...

CDA and Volunteers set for Islandwide Labour Day Projects

CDA and Volunteers set for Islandwide Labour Day Projects
With a number of projects set to be undertaken at Child Care facilities islandwide; the team from the Child Development Agency, in partnership with ScotiaFoundation,...

Children in State care benefit from CDA’s National Exiting Care Expo

Children in State care benefit from CDA’s National Exiting Care Expo
  Close to 700 children from State care got an opportunity to interact with several service providers and mentors through the second staging of the...

Live stream Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris

Live stream Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris
We are happy to announce the visit and activities surrounding international speaker Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris to Jamaica. In collaboration with the United States Embassy, the...