Youth Division

Youth and Adolescents Policy Division

The Youth and Adolescent Policy Division operates within Jamaica’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The YAPD has core responsibility for the development, implementation and the management of policies and programmes, that will seek to foster care, provided non-formal education and training for Jamaican youth aged 15-29 years.

Children’s Affairs Policy Division

The Children’s Affairs Policy Division has core responsibility for providing technical support in the development of policies, legislative framework and programmes geared towards the care, protection and general welfare of Jamaican children (0-18 years old).  

The Youth Division

The Youth Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information comprises the Youth & Adolescents Policy Division and Children’s Affairs Policy Division. The Youth and Adolescents Policy Division’s core responsibility is the development, implementation and the management of policies and programmes, that will seek to foster care, providing non-formal education and training for Jamaican youth aged 15-29 years. The Children’s Affairs Policy Division’s core responsibility is to provide technical support in the development of policies, legislative framework and programmes geared towards the care, protection and general welfare of Jamaican children (0-18 years old).