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About Pan Africa CURE
Pan Africa Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (Pan Africa CURE) is a Non-profit, grassroots criminal justice & prison reform organization.
We are a Chapter of International CURE that has been advocating for human rights and criminal justice reforms since 1972.
We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all the resources they need to turn their lives around. We believe in rehabilitation, not retribution.
We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals.
We are concerned with the coordination of country CURE chapters within Africa and work hard to provide the relevant information and tools necessary to help our people understand the criminal justice system and advocate for changes within our continent.
We work to promote rehabilitation for the benefit of the community and society as a whole, and of the incarcerated individuals through meaningful criminal justice reform by advocating for meaningful change through the legislative process. We bring individuals and organizations concerned about the correctional system together to work for change both inside and outside prison walls in order to promote healing or restorative justice within the society. As Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, we believe in fair and humane treatment of all inmates and more reliance on alternatives to prisons as solutions to our crime problems.
We do not advocate on behalf of individuals, provide legal services or provide direct services.
We do not condone crime, but seek measured justice combined with healing for victims as well as offenders.
We work for anti-crime measures that will save human-resources and taxpayer money, in all countries with CURE Chapters within Africa.
Pan Africa CURE recognizes that today’s incarcerated are tomorrow’s neighbours. We therefore work to improve the productivity and civility of inmates, including the increased use of prisons for education, training, treatment, and general rehabilitation. We work to strengthen family bonds of those incarcerated, as families are the core of a civil society.
Pan Africa CURE works to educate the public, public officials, and interested organizations regarding the best options available in issues that have an impact on the criminal justice and socialization systems. We also work to mobilize public opinion in favour of needed reforms of the criminal justice system, so as to achieve its crime-reduction, rehabilitation, and civilization goals.
Ours is an effort to provide information on criminal justice reform through education and advocacy