Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI-Nigeria), is an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) that came into existence in 2012; as a result of comprehensive studies and capacity building of minority groups who severely suffered discriminations and wanted a change in the justice system. In furthering its objectives, the organization engaged deeply in monitoring and evaluations of human rights violation and abuses more especially in Prisons, Detentions Centers and the society were access to Justice, Health and Education were not given to Juvenile, Inmates, and Children of Incarcerated Parents and as well those that come in conflict with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our work is evidence-based and targeted to the needs of specific beneficiary groups. PIDI works in partnership with intergovernmental, governmental, Medias, Networks, and non-governmental bodies, joining forces to strengthen voice or providing technical assistance to develop partners’ skills and knowledge.
With a mission to create a society where all humans families have true equal rights and opportunities by making Justice, Education and Health accessible for the downtrodden minorities, provide humanitarian aid and leverage to victims that come in conflict with the Criminal Justice System.
One of PIDI’s strategic objectives is to promote income generating support to women, especially women whose husbands are incarcerated in prison.
PIDI has been active in social protection of children, right from inception. Litigation support, counselling and child protection generally.
Our Core Value
• That Promotion of international standards to protects the rights of children of the incarcerated parents, women and Juvenile suspects, defendants and convicted offenders, especially prisoners and ex-prisoners.
• That these standards are universal but should be implemented to provide culturally and socially appropriate solutions in Nigeria.
• That a gender perspective must be applied to ensure the needs of women and youth within the criminal justice system are recognized and respected.
• That particularly vulnerable group within the criminal justice system requires special provision to meet their needs.
Aim and Objectives
1. To foster self confidence in target populations.
2. To create awareness on effective and efficient crime management and control.
3. To resolve conflict and promote peace among communities.
4. To provide data for policy makers and the general public for sustainable reformation, rehabilitation and development of inmates and ex-offenders.
5. To assist in settling fines and compensation for indigent inmates in a bid to secure their freedom and help also to decongest prisons.