Dr Morella Joseph, is former Programme Manager for Human Resource Development at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and as such, has extensive connections across the Caribbean and Latin America. With a reputation as a fierce advocate for children’s rights, Dr Joseph has worked on policy and programme reform in the fields of child protection, education, juvenile justice and the elimination of violence against women and children. A national of St Lucia, Dr Joseph is a highly committed educator with over 40 years’ experience of educational leadership at all levels of the education system (Early Childhood, Primary, Comprehensive Secondary and Tertiary). She is “a multidisciplinary professional who is passionate about making the Caribbean a safe and better place for children, adolescents and youth by working with key stakeholders and partners to develop and implement policies and strategies to address the many challenges and problems that impact negatively on their lives”. Dr Joseph served as a member of the International Advisory Group for the EU-funded Ni3 project in Barbados and Grenada and is currently spear-heading the adoption of Jesse as an intervention in schools in St Lucia.