CAPIO works as a not-for-profit, change-development organization advocating and promoting genuine justice and correctional sectors reforms and contributing to improve the general welfare of inmates in Nigeria. CAPIO commits to the call for justice through advocacy for legal reforms and penal codes’ reviews; through provision of free medical and legal services; and through compassionate obligation in helping inmates while in and out of custodial centres. CAPIO’s interventions over the years have focused mainly on the provision of basic needs of inmates; free legal and medical services; rehabilitation of inmates; and cooperation with other Human Rights Organizations to advance the course of justice. CAPIO’s work has been executed under the four program components of Legal, Medical, Social welfare and Rehabilitation.
What We Stand For
Who We Are
“To protect the interest of vulnerable people, especially inmates, through advocacy for a reformed judicial system, free legal services, rehabilitation and re-integration into society, applying international good practices”
“A society in which unhindered access to justice, human rights and dignity of vulnerable people especially inmates are protected”.
Our Core Values
The service we render are bourne out of genuine compassion for those in prison, who also deserve to be cared for so we whole-heartedly devote ourselves to this service without expectation for worldly gain/reward.
We are accountable first to God, whose injunction spurred us to action and service. We sincerely believe in being open in our dealings with our donors/supporters and their funds/resources. WE equally expect and will support duty bearrs and other stakeholders to be accountable in their stewardship.
We accommodate diverse viewpoints and are willing to learn and adapt better strategies and methods to perfect our work. We work strategically to form allies with other organizations/bodies because we see the problem of prison and the legal systems as cross-cutting societal issues that require a multi-dimensional approach to effect desirable reforms.
We believe that the course we pursue is one that people willingly commit to without coercion, and so, we are open to working with like minds towards achieving the mission of the organization.
We offer our services in Nigeria prisons and legal system and do not discriminate or segregate in any form- be it on the basis of religion, race, ethnic group, sex, social or otherwise.
We give the best of our services and do not compromise quality even when the services are offered free (pro-bono) to beneficiaries.