About Us

St Ivo Kermartin Legal Aid and Education Foundation, popularly known as Ivo Foundation is a non-governmental organisation with the aims of complementing governmental efforts in reforming the Criminal Justice System by providing legal representation to indigent inmates who are on the Awaiting Trial List, also provide care including residential care to children who have either or both of their parents incarcerated with no place to live or no relatives to take good care of them and economic empowerment to poor and vulnerable people in the society.

Our vision

Our vision is to contribute to the evolution of a society where justice is accessible to the citizenry and the Child Rights Act is effectively implemented within the prison sector. The Nigerian Criminal Justice System in Sub-Saharan Africa has been tagged as inefficient and the major cause of the large population of Awaiting trial inmates, poor prisons conditions, high level of recidivism, among so many others.