Criminal Justice Initiative
“The goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of the Jamaican government and civil society to address all forms of child trafficking in Jamaica."
– Stephen Warnath, CEO & President
The launch of the child-friendly space in the Justice Ministry’s Victim Services Division office in Port Antonio, Jamaica (L to R) Karen Campbell Bascoe of the Justice Training Institute; Warnath Group’s Amy Rofman; Custos Lincoln Anthony Thaxter; U.S. Ambassador N. Nick Perry; Justice Minister Delroy Chuck; Warnath Group’s Aylair Livingstone; and Dionne-Dawn Binns of the Victim Services Division.
Photo courtesy of the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica
About the Program
Warnath Group’s U.S. – Jamaica Child Protection Compact Criminal Justice Initiative is an innovative program to strengthen the capacity of the Jamaican government and civil society to address all forms of child trafficking in Jamaica.
The program receives U.S. State Department funding under the U.S. – Jamaica Child Protection Compact, an initiative of both governments.
We deliver tailored, victim-centered, trauma-informed professional development training and technical assistance. The program assists the Government of Jamaica to identify victims, prosecute child trafficking cases, hold traffickers accountable, and facilitate appropriate care and support for survivors of child trafficking.
A hallmark of Warnath Group’s approach is collaboration with Jamaican experts. Warnath Group has partnered with Jamaica’s National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons, Jamaica’s National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica’s Justice Ministry, other numerous other Government of Jamaica agencies, trafficking survivors, and civil society organizations.
One of the highlights of Warnath Group’s U.S. – Jamaica Child Protection Compact is the creation of multiple child-friendly spaces in various Government of entities. A child-friendly space is an environment designed to help children feel safe, calm, and comfortable while they are interacting with practitioners. These spaces are a tangible legacy of the U.S. – Jamaica Child Protection Compact.
Another highlight is the online, on-demand course we created in partnership with the Justice Ministry on identifying and interacting with child trafficking victims. Like all our projects, this course was designed with sustainability in mind. It will continue as a course offering from the Jamaican Justice Ministry’s training institute long after the U.S. – Jamaica Child Protection Compact ends. The video below details the course.
What Makes the Child-Friendly Space at Jamaica’s Victim Services Division in Mandeville, Jamaica Special?
From left, Grace Anne Stewart McFarlane, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice; Lt. Col. Garfield Green, Custos of Manchester; Rhoda Moy...
Warnath Group collaborated with Jamaica’s National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) and other key agencies to develop a...
How Does an Organization Step Up to Address Human Trafficking? Follow the Lead of Warnath Group Partner, Jamaica’s Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)
Warnath Group’s Amy Rofman (L) and Aylair Livingstone (R) with US Ambassador to Jamaica N. Nick Perry transfer state-of-the-art recording equipment...
Online Course for Jamaican Professionals on Identifying and Interacting with Child Trafficking Victims Now Available from Warnath Group – Ministry of Justice Partnership
In a high-level ceremony in Port Antonio, Jamaica on January 26th, the Warnath Group launched a new online course- “Identifying and Interacting with...
Warnath Group, U.S. Ambassador, Jamaican Justice Minister Launch a Space for Child Crime Victims in Port Antonio, Jamaica
Continuing the Child Protection Compact’s productive multi-year partnership in Jamaica, the U.S. State Department, Jamaica’s Victim Services...
Warnath Group is honored to partner with the Jamaican Constabulary Force on a series of trainings focused on a victim-centered approach to the...
The Warnath Group
Founded by CEO Stephen Warnath, one of the negotiators of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, The Warnath Group is an organization specialized in developing and implementing customized, evidence-based programs to address trafficking in persons, including child trafficking. Learn more about the Warnath Group here.
If you are a government official or service provider involved in the anti-trafficking work of your country and are interested in learning more about the training and technical assistance that The Warnath Group can provide, please contact us.