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.
Our vision is to bring together the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) within the Caribbean to restore our Caribbean communities to wholeness through the implementation of a more restorative pattern of behaviour.
This includes activities such as visit those in prison, support and assist crime survivors, assist ex-prisoners to re-enter society safely, reduce rates of re-offending and encourage persons to establish a relationship with our Creator.
In early 2005, the leaders of 7 NGOs and entities engaged in prison ministry in Trinidad and Tobago established an umbrella organisation to provide institutional strengthening and foster greater networking. Six of the seven founders are ex-prisoners. They were joined by a businessman and an advocate of restorative justice to form the Board of Directors.
The founding member organisations of CURB were Alpha Omega Prison Outreach Ministries, Evans Vision and Sound Ministry, National Academy of Business and Computing, New Hope Prison Ministry, Vision on Mission, Transformed Life Ministry and Woman Thou Art Loosed Foundation Lk. 13:12.
CURB was registered as a non-profit organisation on 3rd May 2005 and embarked upon preliminary work in several areas of institutional strengthening for NGOs, networking and webpage development.
The organisation was launched during Restorative Justice Week in November, 2006 at Port of Spain, Trinidad with an historic Restorative Justice Exhibition.