JASW was founded at the Social Welfare Training Centre under the leadership of Mrs. Una Tapper (deceased), University Hospital of the West Indies UHWI Medical Social Work Department and Karlene Boyce-Reid who is still a member today.
|1970||Became a member of The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).|
||JASW worked with the government to develop government classifications for social workers
||UNICEF sponsored the research and production of a code of ethics to provide guidance and a set of common ethical standards to promote consistency in behavior across all levels of practice.
||Support from USAID COMET Program for the development of a governance structure, rebrand and visual identity.
||Formally approved the Code of Ethics for Social Workers and Social Services Workers in Jamaica
||Celebrated our 50th Anniversary of serving the communities of Jamaica and supporting Social Workers.