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Violence In Schools – How The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Helps To #KeepChildrenSafe






Data from the Ministry of National Security’s Safe School Programme indicated that during the 2012/2013 academic year, 3,671 students were cited for antisocial behaviours of varying degrees. 1,109 students were placed on a monitoring list, 2,361 cautioned and 201 students






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The Peace Management Initiative – Working To #KeepChildrenSafe






Nearly one third (31 per cent) of the Jamaican population consists of children – an estimated 836,400 individuals.  Scores of children have been both victims and perpetrators of violence. High levels of crime and violence in homes, institutions and communities






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Murder By The Numbers – 1 Every 7 Hours






Up to Monday, November 23, the number of homicides committed in Jamaica since the start of 2015 stood at 1,116. Broken down, that means that one person is murdered every seven hours, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This means






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#IDEVAW2015 – Violence Against Women: A Global Pandemic In Many Forms






Today is being observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981, marking the date of the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal






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2015 Crime Stats – January to October Preview






In light of the ongoing dialogue on the murder rate in Parliament (see here and here) and the tragic shooting last night of a UTECH medical student, diGJamaica has obtained crime statistics from January to October 24, 2015. We will have






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#DomesticViolence- Protection Order Guide






“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox Domestic Violence has been a serious topic in the news for the last five years. Instances






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10 Tips To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse






Today’s Gleaner lead story Pervert Teachers – Data Shows Sexual Predators Prevalent In Schools features Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison expressing grave concern over the fact that some teachers are “exhibiting predatory sexual behaviour” towards children in schools. What is worse, there are other






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120 Memorable Moments In Jamaica In 2013






What a year 2013 has been! There have been many memorable moments, including a fractious political leadership challenge, a new IMF deal, shocking positive drug tests for some of our elite athletes,  international glory and accolades for other sprinting stars






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Holiday Crime Tips And Traffic Hints






‘Tis the season to be jolly, a time of merry-making, food, family gatherings and more, which means an increase in spending, social activity and crowds. Unfortunately, this is also a season when crimes such as pickpocketing and drunk driving spike, as






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2013 Crime Stats: Parish by Parish Jan-April






As per a user request, the diGJamaica research team dug up the comparative year over year murder figures for each parish for January through April. The comparison was quite revealing: 1. This is what the chart looked like in 2012






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