Two out of the several Jamaican organizations operating in New York have joined forces with the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church hoping to prevent the Incarceration of at-risk youths and young adults.

Ronnie Hammick, president of the Ex- Correctional Officers Association of Jamaica; Mark A Parkinson of the Jamaica Ex – Soldiers Association and Benjamin Powell, senior elder of the North Bronx church said “The aim is to bring awareness to these vulnerable groups about the consequences of incarceration.”

According to the Jamaica Observer, plans are currently being finalized by the groups and the church, for a June 30 seminar, at which speakers will address participants on the many dangers of incarceration. Topics will include: “Good decision-making and “Accountability and Integrity”.



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