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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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CDA’s Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil & Concert set for St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston

CDA’s Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil & Concert set for St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston
The St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston will come alive this year with the 9th staging of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Annual Candlelight...

Bullying Report

Bullying Report
This study is aimed at identifying intervening variables that contribute to peer abuse (bullying), while also developing profiles of both the bully and victims. It...

Six Wards of the State among J.Wray & Nephew Scholarship Recipients

Six Wards of the State among J.Wray & Nephew  Scholarship Recipients
The Child Development Agency has welcomed the awarding of some $7.6 million in scholarships by J. Wray and Nephew to secondary and tertiary students, including...

Wards of the State Benefit from Junior Achievement Programme

Wards of the State Benefit from Junior Achievement Programme
Some 13 wards of the State from the Maxfield Park Children’s Home recently benefited from a three-week career and success training course through the Junior...

CDA Recognises GSAT Students in State Care

CDA Recognises GSAT Students in State Care
Transitioning from primary to high school can be challenging for most children. As such, the Child Development Agency (CDA) used its recently held National Children...

Children Encouraged to be Agents of Change

Children Encouraged to be Agents of Change
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna has charged children in State care to rise above their current situations and be agents of...