Staff

  • WORKSHOP MANAGERS
    PARADISE PRINTS WORKSHOP:  MISS MARCIA  HEADCOCK

    PARADISE PRINTS WORKSHOP: MISS MARCIA HEADCOCK

    WOODSIDE BAKERY:  MRS. PANZIE  HAYLETT MALCOLM

    WOODSIDE BAKERY: MRS. PANZIE HAYLETT MALCOLM

    ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE WORKSHOP:  MISS PATRICIA  GORDON

    ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE WORKSHOP: MISS PATRICIA GORDON

  • JCPD ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
    MRS. CHRISTINE  HENDRICKS: Principal Social Worker
    MRS. CHRISTINE HENDRICKS: Principal Social Worker
    As Executive Director, Mrs. Hendricks provides strategic direction for the JCPD’s vision while building an inclusive culture within the JCPD as it provide services to the community of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs) within a policy and legislative framework.
    MRS. JACQUELINE  BENNETT: SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
    MRS. JACQUELINE BENNETT: SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
    Mrs. Bennett is the lead Social Worker responsible for managing the registration of persons with disabilities as well as the rehabilitation support provided through the JCPD to persons with disabilities island wide.
    MRS. ROSEANA  MATTHEWS YOUNG: ADMINISTRATOR
    MRS. ROSEANA MATTHEWS YOUNG: ADMINISTRATOR
    In her role of Administrator , Mrs. Matthews is responsible for the internal administrative operations of the JCPD including stewardship of the Confidential Registry of PwDs, Human Resource Records, telecommunications and transportation .
    MR. CANUTE  WALKER: ACCOUNTANT
    MR. CANUTE WALKER: ACCOUNTANT
    Mr. Walker’s responsibilities include the management of the integrity of the JCPD’s accounting systems including the preparation and monitoring of the JCPD’s subvention allocation
  • JCPD Senior STAFF
     MISS ADRIENNE  PINNOCK: PUBLIC EDUCATION OFFICER
    MISS ADRIENNE PINNOCK: PUBLIC EDUCATION OFFICER
    The strategic communications and public relations efforts of the JCPD are an integral part of Ms. Pinnock’s focus as Public Education Officer. She also provides leadership in managing the engagement of the community of Pwds with the JCPD.

JCPD Board of Management

Name Title
Dr. Patricia Holness Chair
Dr. Iris Soutar
Mrs. Mavis Ferguson
Ms. Florette Blackwood
Mrs. Brenda Cuthbert
Mrs. Patricia Sinclair McCalla
Mr. Alister McLean
Mrs. Sarah Newland Martin
Dr. Maureen Irons Morgan
Miss Gloria Goffe
Senator Floyd Morris
Mr. Conrad Harris
Ms Lorna Bell
Justice Marjorie Cole Smith
Mrs. Sharon Anderson Morgan
Dr. Hixwell Douglas
Mrs. Collette Robinson
Mrs. Christine Rodriquez

SERVICES


The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities provides a variety of services to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and promote their independence and inclusion in every aspect of national life.

Registration
  • Identifies persons with disabilities and maintains a Confidential Register of PWDs in Jamaica. Registration helps to make planning for and mobilizing PWDs more efficient
  • Provides a Certificate of Registration. This certificate can be used to prove that someone is registered as a person with a disability and can access certain benefits. Persons with disabilities can also access concessionary bus fares in the Kingston Metropolitan Area and St. Catherine with this certificate
Assessment and Training

Provides each client with assessment and independent living skills through the Assessment & Guidance Centre.

Advocacy
  • Champions the rights of PWDs as advisors to both Government and private sector as well as the disabilities sector partners about issues on disabilities
  • Monitors the Implementation of the Act by:
    • Conducting Accessibility Audits including inspection of Buildings to ensure the environment is barrier free
    • investigation of complaints about discrimination against PWDs
    • providing Legal Assistance to PWDs for matters of discrimination
Public Education & Awareness
  • Creates awareness for and educates the society on matters of disability especially in relation to the Disabilities Act and the national development goal of accessibility and inclusion for all PWDs
  • Ensures that the Disabilities Act, the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are publicized and understood by both PWDs and the public
Access to Financial Support & Employment
  • Assists with finding employment for persons with disabilities through our Job Placement Officer
  • Provides Rehabilitation Grants for income generating projects
  • Assistance to ensure full educational opportunities including school fee assistance, books, etc.
  • Provisions of scholarships to students with disabilities for tertiary level education through the annual Margaret Moody Scholarship programme
  • Assists with the process of Income Tax Exemption under the Income Tax Act, for persons with disabilities
  • Facilitates persons with disabilities who meet the required criteria to access the five percent (5%) allocation of housing solutions from the National Housing Trust
Research and Referral
  • Conducts Research and makes available to stakeholders and the public
  • Refers clients to relevant programmes and agencies that provide support services for PWDs

VISION / MISSION

VISION

Jamaica, an inclusive society where persons with disabilities are empowered through effective legislative framework, universal access and evidence based planning.

MISSION

JCPD is the agency that promotes the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in accordance with National policies, plans and programmes, within the legislative framework. It facilitates the educational, economic and social development of persons with disabilities in Jamaica in a collaborative and participatory atmosphere, through training, public education and the provision of other relevant services.

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Our History

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OUR BOARD

Myrtle Henderson-White
Managing Director
Myrtle Henderson-White
Managing Director
Myrtle Henderson-White
Managing Director

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