So the hysteria and over reactions continue from a state perspective now as the Gleaner reported this morning, obviously those who are now crying foul where waiting to pounce on JFJ I fear as since they have been at the forefront of pointing out the flaws in governance over the years from government agencies and indeed child care facilities. It was the JFJ's public advocacy that brought to everyone's attention on the mixed populations of children in state institutions and maximum security lock-ups with adults at the same time which left successive administrations embarrassed, so what an opportune moment to capitalise on the one time the JFJ slips up on not getting the go ahead from the CDA regarding the sex ed course and to think there is hardly any damaging material contained therein as most of the 150 paged instructor's version is complementary to the very CDA and Office of the Children's Advocate:
The Police High Command has disclosed that an investigation has been launched into the allegations of unapproved sexual material being taught in some privately owned children’s homes.
The Police says among the issues being looked at into are reports of breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act and the Offences Against the Person Act.
However, the police say the matter is at a sensitive stage and that given the nature of the allegations not much can be said at this time.
The sex education programme was implemented by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in six privately-run children’s homes without the permission of the youth minister, Lisa Hanna.
She has referred the manuals used by the group in its programme to the Children’s Advocate and the Attorney General to determine whether the Government can take any legal action.
An interim report from the Child Development Agency has found that there were several breaches of Jamaican regulations when the controversial sex education programme was implemented.