On May 31, 2018, the United States and Jamaica signed the the U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Compact Partnership, a four-year plan developed jointly by our two governments to build on Jamaica’s existing efforts to prosecute and punish perpetrators of child trafficking, identify child trafficking victims and strengthen the provision of comprehensive protective services, and prevent child trafficking from occurring. The Partnership facilitates a TIP Office investment of $5 million in U.S. foreign assistance, and is the first CPC Partnership in the Caribbean.
Foreign Assistance Awards to Support the U.S.-Jamaica CPC Partnership
In October 2018, the TIP Office announced the award of funds totaling $5 million to the International Organization for Migration, the Warnath Group, and Winrock International for activities in support of the U.S.-Jamaica CPC Partnership. These implementing partners will work collaboratively with Jamaican ministries and other civil society organizations to combat child trafficking throughout the country until 2022.