The Community Renewal Programme (CRP), was developed by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), as a ‘platform for coordination and enhancement of the delivery of government and civil society services to volatile and vulnerable communities’. In keeping with Vision 2030 Goals 1 & 2, the CRP works to: ‘Empower citizens to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the attainment of a secure, cohesive and just Jamaican society’.

The CRP is working to create long-standing transformation, through targeting 100 volatile and vulnerable communities in the five, most highly affected parishes in Jamaica:

  • Kingston
  • St. Andrew
  • Clarendon
  • St. Catherine
  • St. James

Communities for CRP programming are selected based on the following ten (10) criteria:

  1. Poverty
  2. Murders
  3. Shooting
  4. Child Abuse
  5. Teenage Pregnancies
  6. Accessibility of Communities for Policing
  7. Child Literacy
  8. Violence—related injuries
  9. Ex-convicts
  10. Squatter Settlements


Our Mission

“To improve the delivery of services to volatile and vulnerable communities.”

Our Vision

“The CRP Programme seeks to bring about long-term transformation in the identified 100 volatile and vulnerable communities over a 10-year period.”