Our Mandate

The NODM mission is to help in rebuilding the lives of Jamaicans are who involuntarily returned to their homeland, through social interventions such as education, training and certification, network with psycho-social support, documentation ( birth certificates, TRN, retrieval of passport, referrals), and economic empowerment.


The realization of a Jamaican society where Involuntarily Returned Migrants are not discriminated against; and where they can live, work, raise their families and do business.


  1. Develop and implement income-generating projects that will employ Involuntarily Returned Migrants and bring value to the organization and the larger Jamaican society.
  2. Foster and develop among involuntarily returned migrants, an appreciation of their fundamental rights as Jamaican citizens.
  3. Make representation to key state and civic agencies on matters pertaining to the rights, status, responsibilities and treatment of IRMs.
  4. Increase the engagement of state and non-state entities that support reintegration, including MNS, JCF, PIOJ, Ministry of Labour, HEART/NTA etc.
  5. Greater involvement on the National Working group on International Migration and Development at PIOJ and the Technical Working Group on Deportation at MNS.
  6. Increase participation in the development of policy and programmes that affects IRMs.
  7. Expand data mining on IRMs for NODM to become the central repository of this information within Jamaica.
  8. Forge strategic partnerships and alliances with government agencies and NGO’s that advocate for human development to strengthen NODM’s capacity to provide services to IRMs in areas such as housing, employment, counseling and family support.
  9. Improve collaboration and referrals to other entities within the network, including: Open Arms, Open Heart, etc.