Who We Are
The Caribbean Umbrella Body for Restorative Behaviour (CURB) is the first and only Caribbean network of non-profit organisations working to assist and support criminal offenders, ex-offenders, crime survivors and their respective families. CURB promotes Balanced Restorative Justice as a means of healing and restoring those who have been affected by crime and its aftermath.
Our vision is to unite and equip believers in Jesus in the Caribbean to more consistently and effectively assist crime survivors, prisoners, ex-prisoners, their respective families and to save the lost. We see CURB as a means of enhancing social transformation and developing a unique paradigm of Caribbean Restorative Justice.
Types Of Activity
We network Caribbean NGOs which practice restorative justice; lobby for criminal justice reform; promote Balanced Restorative Justice; support crime survivors; fight human trafficking and child sexual exploitation; lobby against prison (sexual) abuses; conduct research; facilitate training in various disciplines; and observe Restorative Justice Week annually with Caribbean themes.
Many volunteers of our member agencies and affiliates are engaged in prison ministry and restorative justice in Trinidad and Tobago and visit the various prison stations and young offender institutions in the country.
Our magazine (newsletter)CURB maintains several web journals (blogs) focusing on key issues such as Caribbean restorative justice; Stop Prison Abuse; and End Human Trafficking in the Caribbean.
You may read our blog posts or listen to them as podcasts. Links to all blogs are available on our website.
We also store on our website several years of archives of our digest of news focusing on Caribbean Restorative Justice, prison reform, criminal justice reform and prison abuse.
Books we have publishedCURB has produced several information brochures such as What is Restorative Justice?, Balanced Restorative Justice, The Restorative Justice Fund, and Stop Prison Rape. Each is available for free download from the Resources page of our website.
About Our Prison Ministry
As an umbrella body, CURB is committed to provide institutional strengthening, training and other assistance to our members and affiliates.
We invite prison ministries and restorative justice agencies from all Caribbean territories to partner with us to combat injustice, protect the vulnerable (esp. women and children) and restore those who may be broken.
As we fight against Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the travel/tourism industry and elsewhere, please pray that the Lord shall grant us favour with local and regional stakeholders, government officials, faith based, community based and non-profit organisations and agencies which provide support services to at-risk persons.
Moreover, please pray that no weapon formed against the will and purpose of God in all our projects shall prosper!