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Child abuse in Jamaica

Posted by The New N Used Link Team on Friday, February 8, 2013 Under: Jamaica
We need to build a culture of child protection from abuse in our families, communities, and institutions such as churches and schools. We have to empower children and their families to choose paths that protect, nurture children and give them positive reinforcements for a successful life, i am appalled at the levels and kind of abuse that face the nation’s children, including heinous acts of sexual abuse. Neglect is the main form of child abuse in Jamaica, with an estimated 1,880 cases reported each year it has also risen to as much as 2,300 in 2011. The Office of the Children's Registry (OCR)reports that there have been more than 11,000 cases of child neglect reported to that organization since it was formed in 2007. The child abuse prevention should be a personal and collective campaign every parent, guardian, sibling, caregiver, neighbour, community member, to allow our children to be loved, cared for and protected. I am definitely an advocate of reporting instances of child abuse and punishing persons, who are guilty of abusing children, but the main thing is to ensure that such abuse is prevented; to stop it from happening in the first place. I cant understand how a man can molest a child and these perverts are only punished by going to jail and then a few years later they are out roaming the streets again. I know for a fact that some people are falsely accused of these cases but for those who are caught in the act or with solid proof of sexual assault and other abuse, they should be severely punished.

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