CJMR

Our Objectives

Centre for Justice Mercy and Reconciliation (CJMR) is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the basic legal rights of the ordinary citizen in Nigeria through the tireless pursuit of improvements in the country’s criminal system. It was founded in 1999 and registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in 2009.

WHAT WE DO

We preach and teach the word of God that is able to safe a sinner according to Matthew 28:19 and Isaiah 61:1-4. Research, Advocacy, Mediation, Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, Rehabilitation, And Economic empowerment for the qualified ex-inmates and their families. We attend conferences both local and International for experience sharing.

HOW WE DO IT
  • To solve the problem of prison congestion we collect data and stories of those who claimed they have no knowledge of the crime they were alleged for and we forward the complain to the appropriate quarters where their voices can be heard.
  • Investigation and active implementation based on the identified problem(s).
  • Promoting Prison education in the citadel of learning and the society at large.
  • Advocating for speedy trial of the accused.
  • Reconciliation where the act of the accused has severed relationship between erstwhile friends and neighbors and rehabilitation upon their release.
  • We facilitate meeting between the accused person and the victim to create a right understanding in any case of misapprehension or thump up charge.
  • We investigate human rights violations on behalf of those behind the bar and facilitate
    their freedom.
OUR GOALS
  • To solve the problem of prison congestion by allowing the muted voices behind the bar to be heard.
  • To investigate human rights violations on behalf of those behind the bar and facilitate their freedom.
  • To enforce Article 6 of the Human Right which says:

Everyone has the right to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable period of time, to’’ be brought ‘promptly’ before a judge or judicial officer, to be tried for a criminal offence within a ‘reasonable time, to challenge the lawfulness of their detention before an independent judicial body which will give a speedy decision and order their release if the detention is found to be unlawful”.

  • To let people, know that not all who are alleged of capital offences are criminal, as long as the law presumes a suspect to be innocent until he is proven guilty.
  • To provide accommodation to the newly released inmates from the custodial of the Correctional Service through the establishment of the Halfway Home.
  • Lastly, to show Jesus Christ who is able to transform life to the individual lost soul everywhere including the correctional centre across the globe.

Our Team