Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), is an independent organ of the Catholic Diocese of Idah saddled with the responsibility of promoting integral human development in the light of the Catholic social teachings. JDPC is the leading organization in human and societal development in Kogi East. It is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Kogi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development as an NGO working to empower the vulnerable and marginalized especially women, girl, children and youth to face the challenges of illiteracy, ill-health, hunger, and general poverty. JDPC is a member of the Association of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria (AONN), Child Protection Network (CPN), Kogi State chapter and Civil Society HIV/AIDS Network in Nigeria (CISHAN). It has various policy documents in place that governs its operations. These include; Personnel, Finance/Admin, Procurement and Child Protection Policies.
JDPC Idah covers the entire Kogi East, comprising of the Nine Local Government Areas: Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Olamaboro, Ofu, Igalamela-Odolu, Idah, Omala and Ibaji. We have staff strength of 11 including program officers and desk officers, accountants and 25 other professionals in various fields that border on Justice, Development, Caritas, Peace, Emergency Humanitarian Response, Care and Support for orphans and vulnerable Children. We also have about 1250 support staff and community volunteers cutting across the 40 parishes and over 850 major communities located in the entire Kogi East that make up Idah Diocese.
Over the years JDPC Idah has carried out numerous interventions in the area of Health support, support and care for orphans and vulnerable children, Skill acquisition/Household economic strengthening, Peace building, Climate change, awareness creation against children and women trafficking, enlightenment on good governance and judicious use of electoral votes, resolution of communal conflicts and emergency response to victims of natural disasters (emergency response to flood victims in 2012, 2018 and 2019 respectively)