||National Youth Service Act (Act No. 17 of 1999).
||Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
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||Legislation on-line Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF (consulted on 2012-06-29)
||The objects of the Act are to facilitate the provision of work experience for young persons with a view to their employment; to encourage participants to develop a sense of responsibility and of service to the country; and self respect and respect for authority; and to promote among participants, values of discipline, democracy, citizenship and co-operation (section 3). For this purpose, it provides for the establishment of a National Yourh Service Board, sets out its functions, financing and direction.