JDPC - Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri

We are the department of church and society

Our Objectives |

We are passionate about changing lives.

  • Giving a new meaning to the life of prisoners and ex-prisoners.
  • Empowering organizations in civil society for peoples’ participation in governance and upholding their fundamental human rights.
  • Identify unjust policies and take corrective actions.
  • Creating a forum for information gathering and dissemination as a community empowerment tool.
  • To make preferential option for the poor ad marginalized.


We run a programme on the Human Rights Prison Programme (HRPP), a means of giving hope to the hopeless especially the prisoners/ex-prisoners.


Our team / Committee on Evaluation and Good Governance ensure quality evaluation and fairness in the electioneering processes.


The Eucharistic Care (Eu-Care) and Women Empowerment/ Development Programme; supports the less privileged.


We operate some support and general service on savings and credit scheme, to assist the charity arm of the Commission.

What We Do


— Conflict Resolutions

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has resolved nothing less than twenty (20) conflicts amicably and restored peace and justice to so many families, organizations and parishes in the Archdiocese. We are using our office to bring justice and peace to the people under our jurisdiction.


— Medical Outreach

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has been assisting the poor and the needy in defraying some of their hospital bills. The health unit holds medical outreach on Thursdays of every week. For the Christmas celebration, Orange Drugs in partnership with JDPC Owerri Archdiocese  organizes a four-day free medical check-up and treatment for Christians.


— Skill Acquisition

The unit of JDPC Skill Acquisition has successfully trained several youths in fashion and designing in year 2019 alone. We are looking forward to partner with expects in various skill trainings and firms to aid in this campaign.


— Microfinance Scheme

The JDPC has established a unit responsible for granting interest free loans to indigent persons to help them start up business. In 2019, the JDPC has empowered not less than twenty persons.


— Humanitarian Service (Caritas)

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has continued to alleviate the problems and difficulties of the less privileged in the Archdiocese. They visit Eu-Care charity office, a department of JDPC every Tuesdays of the week to get ease of life.


— Eucharistic Care Scholarship

In year 2019, the JDPC in collaboration and sponsorship of our Archbishop has given so many indigent persons scholarship across all levels of education.


— Good Governance & Advocacy

JDPC through media, sensitises the public on the need to embrace good governance. JDPC Owerri via her legal unit advocates for the people who seek for justice.


— Prison Apostolate

We embark on prison visitations to educate the inmates on the need to embrace holiness of life and turn a new leave. We give them financial support as well to aid them solve their material needs.


— Enlightenment Programme

JDPC partners with government and private sectors on enlightenment programmes to better educate the public. 

What We Care For!

Skill Acquisition

The Skill Acquisition department has been  training youths in Fashion Designing. This department also feature Auto-Mechanic Workshop and Bicycle Repair training section as we expand in our scope to help train the Youths in Skill Acquisition.

Health Care Services

JDPC Owerri partner with the Orange Group Pharmaceutical company to bring to our people free medical checkup of their health usually conducted two times in a years.

Rehabilitation of Militants/ Cultists

As part of the Integrated Empowerment Development Programme of the JDPC, we rehabilitate militants and cultists after bringing them up to speed the moral virtues of our existence as children of God.

Sensitazation Programme

We organise programmes and workshop to sensitize the people and more especially the youth on the need to participate actively in the politics to enable them bring the much needed positive change in the society.

Giving Support to the Needy

This wonderful masterpiece by the Local Ordinary, Most. Rev. Anthony Obinna , the Eu-Care is fashioned to give support to the needy in our society. We give both cash and gift items to help them.

Reward excellence in education

The JDPC Owerri chapter rewards students and awards schorlaship to best students on yearly basis. This package is inline with our mission to raise gifted people who will bring good change in the society.