Diahann Gordon Harrison

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Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “It (presentation) really was looking at the Office of the Children's Advocate's BeSocial…BeSmart campaign that we did, which had us doing an islandwide intervention in terms of seeing how children are using social media; what sites are they using; what are they posting; what times are they going on; who are they going on with; and what are they saying, because we just wanted to understand what the Jamaican child was doing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I went to present on the model and the minister of interior in Sri Lanka was actually so taken by it that Sri Lanka is now going to see if they can model what we have done here, and so we have established that kind of contact because at the end of their process they are going to share with me what it is they have done and intend, in fact, to use our model as a best practice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “We use cartoon-like images to tell stories of children and adults who have been trafficked and we tell them what to do,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said ( about David Howell Evans ) : “The Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) is not at war with dancehall or with any musical genre; we have done collaborations and are open to it. The comments were made within the general context that parents, in general, must take responsibility for the types of things they expose their children to,” “I spoke about a vast number of instances — it could be gang culture, it could be inappropriate shows on television, it could be inappropriate music — and I want to make it very clear that even if there is a particular individual who has inappropriate music it doesn't mean that same individual doesn't have other types of music that are sound and positive and not having inappropriate content,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is our intent to have the tool made available on the Jamaica Constabulary Force's website. In short order, the tool will also be accessible via ONRTIP's website, which is currently being developed. However, other avenues are currently being explored to have the tool more widely accessible to first responders and front-line officers to enhance their anti-trafficking capabilities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 20, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “If it is you are noticing a change in your child, it may be indicative of a change in that child's social surroundings that is not appropriate. It may suggest that the child has been interfered with. It may suggest that they are accessing material that is inappropriate for the child's age and now that child is acting out, because of what they have seen,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 9, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “A team was dispatched and we are seeking to gather all relevant information so that the best way forward can be charted. That [remaining children] remains a concern and we have the matter as a priority issue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 18, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “A team was dispatched and we are seeking to gather all relevant information so that the best way forward can be charted. That [remaining children] remains a concern and we have the matter as a priority issue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 18, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison stated : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison stated : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said ( about Errol Morrison ) : “Yes. I would say it’s a good thing. I don’t know, however, if I would go as far as Professor Morrison has gone to say that if everybody is in a Cadet Corps, then it means that we would have solved the crime problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I think it has an important part to play and we need to look at the suggestion and also recognise, however, that even though we want to push boys, particularly in a certain direction, different boys come to the table with different needs, different interests, and different aptitudes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I think it has an important part to play and we need to look at the suggestion and also recognise, however, that even though we want to push boys, particularly in a certain direction, different boys come to the table with different needs, different interests, and different aptitudes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I certainly think that all uniform groups, especially if they have certain standards, tend to have that kind of mindset whereby it exposes the young people who they are interacting with to rules, the understanding of working together for a common purpose, building values and talking about things that are long-standing in their tradition that really engender a sense of self-respect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I certainly think that all uniform groups, especially if they have certain standards, tend to have that kind of mindset whereby it exposes the young people who they are interacting with to rules, the understanding of working together for a common purpose, building values and talking about things that are long-standing in their tradition that really engender a sense of self-respect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It did touch and concern some of the broader issues on which we sought to get answers from certainly the chief education officer and the acting permanent secretary. So we have it (school) on our front burner and we've been dealing with it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is too early to say,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I am very concerned because of unanswered questions that I have concerning the activities that the children who are on the compound were exposed to and what they are involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I am very concerned because of unanswered questions that I have concerning the activities that the children who are on the compound were exposed to and what they are involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “The situation is very fresh, it is still unfolding. I became aware of the matter sometime late last week and certainly, I am very concerned because of the unanswered questions I have concerning the activities that the children on the compound were exposed to, and, in fact, what they are involved in. So, from that perspective, the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) is watching very closely,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “This weekend training seminar represents a significant milestone in a journey that has seen the Office of the Children’s Advocate having meaningful and practical discussions with diverse stakeholders in the justice sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “This weekend training seminar represents a significant milestone in a journey that has seen the Office of the Children’s Advocate having meaningful and practical discussions with diverse stakeholders in the justice sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You have a very critical role to play in this particular dispensation because you sometimes do the visits of the cells and see children in difficult circumstances so you need to be fully aware of the guidelines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You have a very critical role to play in this particular dispensation because you sometimes do the visits of the cells and see children in difficult circumstances so you need to be fully aware of the guidelines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “In my own view, who is better to have the dialogue with than our very own police officers and justices of the peace because we need you as our strategic partners in this process,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “In my own view, who is better to have the dialogue with than our very own police officers and justices of the peace because we need you as our strategic partners in this process,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You, therefore, are the architects who will frame that child’s long-lasting impression that can either be a very good thing or a very negative Babylon experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You, therefore, are the architects who will frame that child’s long-lasting impression that can either be a very good thing or a very negative Babylon experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison added : “It is you who are the first responders at the police stations and in the communities that you serve as JPs, you, therefore, are our eyes, our ears and many times the ones who have the opportunity to shape the view or the perspective of a child who must come in contact with what they called the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison added : “It is you who are the first responders at the police stations and in the communities that you serve as JPs, you, therefore, are our eyes, our ears and many times the ones who have the opportunity to shape the view or the perspective of a child who must come in contact with what they called the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “While we have very little facts at this time, I want to register my concern about this matter. My office will be looking into what might have led to this unfortunate incident,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 12, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The police are right when they indicate that there’s a need for legislation in that regard, and I would have made submissions on this in 2016 to the Houses of Parliament along that particular line, and I stand by those submissions, of course” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The police are right when they indicate that there’s a need for legislation in that regard, and I would have made submissions on this in 2016 to the Houses of Parliament along that particular line, and I stand by those submissions, of course” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It identifies the risks if you associate with certain types of behaviours and what are the consequences that are attached to those risks. So we not only produce posters, but in a very instructive way we developed ‘Be Social, Be Smart’ manuals that address different cohorts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It identifies the risks if you associate with certain types of behaviours and what are the consequences that are attached to those risks. So we not only produce posters, but in a very instructive way we developed ‘Be Social, Be Smart’ manuals that address different cohorts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “We now have a manual that speaks to children 12 years and below; and we have another one that speaks to those above 12 years and up to 18; and then we have a manual that speaks to adults, specifically parents and administrators, in terms of guiding them as to how to have responsible and age-appropriate conversations with children who are violating some of the acceptable norms on the social media platforms,” “We absolutely believe in public education because that’s how you affect behavioural change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “Some of these are low-hanging fruits that, if we get cracking on them, we will continue to improve our profile. We are currently trying to assess that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 1, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “We look at the raids conducted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force because of activities happening at these locations. When we match that with debriefing interviews with persons taken from these areas, we recognise that there is a higher percentage of actual and potential human trafficking victims,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison outlined : “They know, for instance, that they do not click on anything that seems remotely interactive, they do not reveal personal information, and that what they do online is a reflection of themselves in real life. The general rule is that if they would not do something in real life, then it is also inappropriate on social-media platforms,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison outlined : “They know, for instance, that they do not click on anything that seems remotely interactive, they do not reveal personal information, and that what they do online is a reflection of themselves in real life. The general rule is that if they would not do something in real life, then it is also inappropriate on social-media platforms,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It would be very hard for the court office to be chasing 4,775 people physically in their communities every week to find out if money is being deposited, but there is a framework established that if it is that there is a default, then the party who is being slighted can bring the matter to the court’s attention,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It would be very hard for the court office to be chasing 4,775 people physically in their communities every week to find out if money is being deposited, but there is a framework established that if it is that there is a default, then the party who is being slighted can bring the matter to the court’s attention,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : "Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I anticipate that we will hear this for a little while. It is disappointing, but I understand it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : "Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I anticipate that we will hear this for a little while. It is disappointing, but I understand it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison argued : "I think it would be a little bit punitive if we move straight from a decision to just start arresting left, right and centre. I think a medium kind of response would be to engage where the infraction is taking place ... and see if there can be some kind of guidance and support given as to what are workable alternatives before we get to the criminal sanctions," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison argued : "I think it would be a little bit punitive if we move straight from a decision to just start arresting left, right and centre. I think a medium kind of response would be to engage where the infraction is taking place ... and see if there can be some kind of guidance and support given as to what are workable alternatives before we get to the criminal sanctions," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “For example, we had the youngest being 11 years old at the time of detention, and we had others who were in fact detained for murder and gun charges. And there is still a number out of the 105 that the public defender quoted that in fact we weren't able to verify any information (on) because there were missing records, so we are still going through the process and engaging the police in St James. We are going through a full verification of the records so that we know what the full picture looks like,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison explained : “I think it’s going to take time because it’s a culture shift, it’s a behaviour change and behaviour change always takes time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison explained : “I think it’s going to take time because it’s a culture shift, it’s a behaviour change and behaviour change always takes time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The position of the OCA is that corporal punishment is a form of violence,” “I wish to be very clear to say that we are not against disciplining children, but we don’t think that corporal punishment is the only form of discipline that exists. It’s about being creative and using methods that actually work, encouraging children to pattern positive behaviour and to deal with issues in a very reasonable and measured way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT



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Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “It (presentation) really was looking at the Office of the Children's Advocate's BeSocial…BeSmart campaign that we did, which had us doing an islandwide intervention in terms of seeing how children are using social media; what sites are they using; what are they posting; what times are they going on; who are they going on with; and what are they saying, because we just wanted to understand what the Jamaican child was doing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I went to present on the model and the minister of interior in Sri Lanka was actually so taken by it that Sri Lanka is now going to see if they can model what we have done here, and so we have established that kind of contact because at the end of their process they are going to share with me what it is they have done and intend, in fact, to use our model as a best practice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “We use cartoon-like images to tell stories of children and adults who have been trafficked and we tell them what to do,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said ( about David Howell Evans ) : “The Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) is not at war with dancehall or with any musical genre; we have done collaborations and are open to it. The comments were made within the general context that parents, in general, must take responsibility for the types of things they expose their children to,” “I spoke about a vast number of instances — it could be gang culture, it could be inappropriate shows on television, it could be inappropriate music — and I want to make it very clear that even if there is a particular individual who has inappropriate music it doesn't mean that same individual doesn't have other types of music that are sound and positive and not having inappropriate content,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is our intent to have the tool made available on the Jamaica Constabulary Force's website. In short order, the tool will also be accessible via ONRTIP's website, which is currently being developed. However, other avenues are currently being explored to have the tool more widely accessible to first responders and front-line officers to enhance their anti-trafficking capabilities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 20, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “If it is you are noticing a change in your child, it may be indicative of a change in that child's social surroundings that is not appropriate. It may suggest that the child has been interfered with. It may suggest that they are accessing material that is inappropriate for the child's age and now that child is acting out, because of what they have seen,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 9, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “A team was dispatched and we are seeking to gather all relevant information so that the best way forward can be charted. That [remaining children] remains a concern and we have the matter as a priority issue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 18, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “A team was dispatched and we are seeking to gather all relevant information so that the best way forward can be charted. That [remaining children] remains a concern and we have the matter as a priority issue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 18, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison stated : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison stated : “It is indeed quite encouraging that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Violence against Children will be launched at such a critical time in Jamaica. Our children will undoubtedly stand to benefit positively from this ‘all of Government approach’ that is fully focused on prioritising strategies that promote meaningful responses to all forms of violence which continue to negatively impact children” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said ( about Errol Morrison ) : “Yes. I would say it’s a good thing. I don’t know, however, if I would go as far as Professor Morrison has gone to say that if everybody is in a Cadet Corps, then it means that we would have solved the crime problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I think it has an important part to play and we need to look at the suggestion and also recognise, however, that even though we want to push boys, particularly in a certain direction, different boys come to the table with different needs, different interests, and different aptitudes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I think it has an important part to play and we need to look at the suggestion and also recognise, however, that even though we want to push boys, particularly in a certain direction, different boys come to the table with different needs, different interests, and different aptitudes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I certainly think that all uniform groups, especially if they have certain standards, tend to have that kind of mindset whereby it exposes the young people who they are interacting with to rules, the understanding of working together for a common purpose, building values and talking about things that are long-standing in their tradition that really engender a sense of self-respect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I certainly think that all uniform groups, especially if they have certain standards, tend to have that kind of mindset whereby it exposes the young people who they are interacting with to rules, the understanding of working together for a common purpose, building values and talking about things that are long-standing in their tradition that really engender a sense of self-respect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It did touch and concern some of the broader issues on which we sought to get answers from certainly the chief education officer and the acting permanent secretary. So we have it (school) on our front burner and we've been dealing with it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It is too early to say,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I am very concerned because of unanswered questions that I have concerning the activities that the children who are on the compound were exposed to and what they are involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “I am very concerned because of unanswered questions that I have concerning the activities that the children who are on the compound were exposed to and what they are involved in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison told : “The situation is very fresh, it is still unfolding. I became aware of the matter sometime late last week and certainly, I am very concerned because of the unanswered questions I have concerning the activities that the children on the compound were exposed to, and, in fact, what they are involved in. So, from that perspective, the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) is watching very closely,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “This weekend training seminar represents a significant milestone in a journey that has seen the Office of the Children’s Advocate having meaningful and practical discussions with diverse stakeholders in the justice sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “This weekend training seminar represents a significant milestone in a journey that has seen the Office of the Children’s Advocate having meaningful and practical discussions with diverse stakeholders in the justice sector,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You have a very critical role to play in this particular dispensation because you sometimes do the visits of the cells and see children in difficult circumstances so you need to be fully aware of the guidelines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You have a very critical role to play in this particular dispensation because you sometimes do the visits of the cells and see children in difficult circumstances so you need to be fully aware of the guidelines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “In my own view, who is better to have the dialogue with than our very own police officers and justices of the peace because we need you as our strategic partners in this process,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “In my own view, who is better to have the dialogue with than our very own police officers and justices of the peace because we need you as our strategic partners in this process,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You, therefore, are the architects who will frame that child’s long-lasting impression that can either be a very good thing or a very negative Babylon experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison noted : “You, therefore, are the architects who will frame that child’s long-lasting impression that can either be a very good thing or a very negative Babylon experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison added : “It is you who are the first responders at the police stations and in the communities that you serve as JPs, you, therefore, are our eyes, our ears and many times the ones who have the opportunity to shape the view or the perspective of a child who must come in contact with what they called the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison added : “It is you who are the first responders at the police stations and in the communities that you serve as JPs, you, therefore, are our eyes, our ears and many times the ones who have the opportunity to shape the view or the perspective of a child who must come in contact with what they called the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “While we have very little facts at this time, I want to register my concern about this matter. My office will be looking into what might have led to this unfortunate incident,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 12, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The police are right when they indicate that there’s a need for legislation in that regard, and I would have made submissions on this in 2016 to the Houses of Parliament along that particular line, and I stand by those submissions, of course” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The police are right when they indicate that there’s a need for legislation in that regard, and I would have made submissions on this in 2016 to the Houses of Parliament along that particular line, and I stand by those submissions, of course” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It identifies the risks if you associate with certain types of behaviours and what are the consequences that are attached to those risks. So we not only produce posters, but in a very instructive way we developed ‘Be Social, Be Smart’ manuals that address different cohorts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It identifies the risks if you associate with certain types of behaviours and what are the consequences that are attached to those risks. So we not only produce posters, but in a very instructive way we developed ‘Be Social, Be Smart’ manuals that address different cohorts,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “We now have a manual that speaks to children 12 years and below; and we have another one that speaks to those above 12 years and up to 18; and then we have a manual that speaks to adults, specifically parents and administrators, in terms of guiding them as to how to have responsible and age-appropriate conversations with children who are violating some of the acceptable norms on the social media platforms,” “We absolutely believe in public education because that’s how you affect behavioural change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “Some of these are low-hanging fruits that, if we get cracking on them, we will continue to improve our profile. We are currently trying to assess that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 1, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “We look at the raids conducted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force because of activities happening at these locations. When we match that with debriefing interviews with persons taken from these areas, we recognise that there is a higher percentage of actual and potential human trafficking victims,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison outlined : “They know, for instance, that they do not click on anything that seems remotely interactive, they do not reveal personal information, and that what they do online is a reflection of themselves in real life. The general rule is that if they would not do something in real life, then it is also inappropriate on social-media platforms,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “At the same time, I recognise that they are not always with me, and so those conversations about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ are had,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison outlined : “They know, for instance, that they do not click on anything that seems remotely interactive, they do not reveal personal information, and that what they do online is a reflection of themselves in real life. The general rule is that if they would not do something in real life, then it is also inappropriate on social-media platforms,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It would be very hard for the court office to be chasing 4,775 people physically in their communities every week to find out if money is being deposited, but there is a framework established that if it is that there is a default, then the party who is being slighted can bring the matter to the court’s attention,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “It would be very hard for the court office to be chasing 4,775 people physically in their communities every week to find out if money is being deposited, but there is a framework established that if it is that there is a default, then the party who is being slighted can bring the matter to the court’s attention,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : "Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I anticipate that we will hear this for a little while. It is disappointing, but I understand it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : "Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I anticipate that we will hear this for a little while. It is disappointing, but I understand it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison argued : "I think it would be a little bit punitive if we move straight from a decision to just start arresting left, right and centre. I think a medium kind of response would be to engage where the infraction is taking place ... and see if there can be some kind of guidance and support given as to what are workable alternatives before we get to the criminal sanctions," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison argued : "I think it would be a little bit punitive if we move straight from a decision to just start arresting left, right and centre. I think a medium kind of response would be to engage where the infraction is taking place ... and see if there can be some kind of guidance and support given as to what are workable alternatives before we get to the criminal sanctions," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “For example, we had the youngest being 11 years old at the time of detention, and we had others who were in fact detained for murder and gun charges. And there is still a number out of the 105 that the public defender quoted that in fact we weren't able to verify any information (on) because there were missing records, so we are still going through the process and engaging the police in St James. We are going through a full verification of the records so that we know what the full picture looks like,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison explained : “I think it’s going to take time because it’s a culture shift, it’s a behaviour change and behaviour change always takes time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison explained : “I think it’s going to take time because it’s a culture shift, it’s a behaviour change and behaviour change always takes time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT

Diahann Gordon Harrison said : “The position of the OCA is that corporal punishment is a form of violence,” “I wish to be very clear to say that we are not against disciplining children, but we don’t think that corporal punishment is the only form of discipline that exists. It’s about being creative and using methods that actually work, encouraging children to pattern positive behaviour and to deal with issues in a very reasonable and measured way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT



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