Deh Kidz in Jamaica: An Evaluation Report about a Community Organization Serving Children and Adolescents

Leslie Yaffa


This report details the evaluation of a community organization serving children and adolescents in Jamaica. The short-term goal of this study was to offer recommendations to the community organization. The long-term goal is to enhance services in order to improve child and adolescent outcomes in Jamaica. This study highlighted present trends for child and adolescent services in this community organization and provides an analysis that seeks to enhance those same services in the future. Recommendations include suggestions for increasing social programs, for increasing the impact of social programs on this inner-city community, and for exploring an approach to programming that benefits children and adolescents from this community.


child; youth; service; Jamaica; social program; community

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