International Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||PO Box 2310, Washington, DC 20013-2310|
|Country:||United States of America|
Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law, Health, Governance'
||The aim of CURE is to reduce crime and uplift society through restorative justice. Its actions are directed towards raising public awareness of both the problems and potential in the world’s criminal justice systems. This further includes advocacy for major reforms and for investment in social and economic development of marginalized persons.
The 2005-2009 period has seen a major expansion of the international efforts by CURE. It now has chapters in 33 countries and contacts in 91 countries.
• Worked with volunteer activists in 30 countries of the western hemisphere to collect data on prisons and justice in those countries, including issues of human rights, prisoner abuse, health, and education.
• Worked with volunteer activists in 14 countries of Africa to collect data on prisons and justice in those countries, including issues of human rights, prisoner abuse, health, and education.
• Held the 4th International CURE Conference - on human rights, justice, and prisons - in Geneva, Switzerland.