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A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report shows that…
We also acknowledge the following facts…
The current system does NOT rehabilitate prisoners as most ex-inmates re-offend within five years.
We have entered partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice: A working committee, under the direct supervision of the State Commissioner for Justice, has embarked on comprehensive examination of the criminal justice legal framework.
We hope to come up with a complimentary alternative criminal justice system – Restorative Justice System. This is a system that will meet the justice needs of offenders, victims and the community.
When completed and fully in place, we hope to see a more effective system: Crimes will be properly punished. Criminals will be rehabilitated and reintegrated. Victims of crime will be validated.
As a chartered member of Prison Fellowship International, we are committed to achieving a “contemporary expression of Biblical justice” — Restorative Justice.
Restorative justice “emphasizes relationships, accountability, human rights, healing, and transformation.” It is simply a more effective system. The following have been achieved where it has been implemented…
The Sycamore Tree Project is one expression of Restorative Justice. You can read more about it here.
Here are videos of sensitization campaigns for restorative justice…
The following videos are for the Restorative Justice Sensitization Workshop for Judges, Magistrates, Police and other Criminal Justice Agency practitioners. It held at Airport Hotel Ikeja , October 26, 2016.