Life Histories of At-risk Youth in Jamaica

Jun 2013
In order to improve understanding of Jamaica's Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP) youth targeted interventions, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight Office (OVE) of the he Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) commissioned a series of life histories of participants in the programme. The objective of conducting life histories is to inform the complexity of the challenges faced by young people in high-risk and disadvantaged communities in Kingston and St Andrew and to better understand how the programme has intervened in their life trajectories. This report contains transcripts of each taped session. The transcripts are preceded by a summary, which entails the basic socio-demographic data provided by each respondent, as well as the researcher's observations and conclusions.