Vision, mission and values

"Arise my soul and fight,
Sing my song of light."


People impacted by sexual abuse and other forms of violence in India have access to justice systems that repair harm, empower the vulnerable and reconcile broken relationships, keeping each survivor’s needs central to the process.


Advance restorative justice for children harmed by sexual harm and violence in India.


Character. We seek inner strength that comes from knowing who we are and where we are going. We focus on integrity, humility and honesty.

Compassion. We desire to understand our clients, defend them, protect them and help them heal.

Competence. We desire to improve ourselves and perfect our craft so we can effectively represent the children and families we support.

Commitment. We relentlessly pursue the best interests of the children and families we support. We stand with them in the most difficult times.

Collaboration. With an attitude of respect, we pursue relationships and common understanding with colleagues, government officials and partners in our work.

Archana’s Courage*

Arise my soul and fight
Sing my song of light
Arise oh courage
Teach me to stand
to sing
to say “hope”
to bring forth a new day
Arise my soul
and laugh
and cry
and learn again to fly
For you were made to be
a thing of beauty
a person of light
a winged hope
a joyous delight

* Archana (name changed) was a client in one of CSJ’s first cases.
Image and poem credited to Kimberly Hocking from Greenly Art Space.