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View Speech by Minister Stephenson 2019
Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.
Our mission is to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens.


Hon. Frederick A. Stephenson


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons With Disabilities & Youth; through the Child Development Division, in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Prisons, hosted a graduation ceremony for ten (10) participants in the Aggression Replacement Training (ART). 

ART seeks to provide a comprehensive intervention programme to address aggressive behaviour in youth. It is made up of three components such as Social Skills, Anger Control and Moral Reasoning. The participants in this programme consisted of ten (10) males from ages 17 to 32, who have been incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison for various offences, as these participants have shown some level of aggression. The programme ran for ten (10) weeks, three days per week, from May 6th to July 12th, 2019.

Superintendent of the Prison Mr. Charles, thanked the Ministry for its collaboration and reiterated the Prison’s commitment in rehabilitating the inmates in their care.  He sounded the cry for more family involvement in the lives of the inmates as this aide in the rehabilitation process.  He urged the participants to take the information learnt into transformative living.

On the other hand, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan, in her delivery, recommitted the Ministry’s involvement in the holistic development of the inmates, especially the youth.  She urged the inmates to “change their thoughts as this can change their lives.”  She made the comments as she encouraged the inmates to be examples for others in the prisons.  She too reiterated the need for family involvement in the lives of the inmates.  “Do not leave them without care and support, they are still part of your family and should be loved and cared for”, she encouraged, as family members were on hand to view the graduation ceremony.

SOURCE: Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth

Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non Governmental Organisations

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

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