The Justice Initiative brings together law professionals and seeks to restore the Congolese judicial system by elevating the voices and influence of those charged with shaping, interpreting and applying the law. The JI aims at promoting justice through a range of activities that include pro bono legal services, social justice and Christian ethics promotion, social education, and good governance. The Justice Initiative plays a vital role in creating a more equitable and just society in the DRC. Additionally, the “Junior Justice Initiative” provides UCBC Law students the opportunity to engage with lawyers and judges to practice their learning before taking their law exam after graduation. The legal professionals we serve are doing extraordinary things to transform lives, such as the following:
- Aggressively prosecute those who commit violent crimes against women.
- Advocate for wrongfully imprisoned individuals and help to set them free.
- Give free legal counsel to people who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.
- Defend widows whose property rights are unjustly denied.