Fourteen of the 15 children who were remanded into the custody of the State following the raid on Pathways International Ministries, have been released into the care of their families.

One child remains in state care pending the outcome of further investigations.

The decision was made after a court hearing yesterday.

The court ruled that the children should be reunited with their families for what’s being described as a trial period.

In a release yesterday, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA, noted that a clinical psychologist will continue to offer psychotherapeutic support to the children.

The agency noted that weekly visits will be conducted as they track the progress of the children.

Education and welfare support will also be provided to the families as needed.

The CPFSA says it will continue to work with the Victim Services Division, Child Guidance Clinic and the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the best interest of the children.

The Agencies will provide a comprehensive report on the children when the matter returns to court in January 2022.