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The Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) is a professional membership organization for social workers, social work students, and other social service workers in Jamaica. We work on behalf of members to contribute to the creation of a just society through the promotion of healthy human relationships, equality and social justice.

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OUr History

Recognizing the need to support both the profession and professionals, JASW was founded in 1968 at the Social Welfare Training Centre under the leadership of the late Mrs. Una Tapper, University Hospital of the West Indies UHWI Medical Social Work Department and Karlene Boyce-Reid who is still a member today. 

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JASW is actively making a difference and promoting the profession of social work. Read more to learn about our bright future ahead.

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Read our 2019 mid-year report.


We are a non-for-profit organization solely run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

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( 876 866 8637


Jamaica Association of Social Workers

University of the West Indies

Social Welfare Training Centre

Mona, Kingston Jamaica

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