There are five strategic priorities of the department:
- Civic Education and Citizen Empowerment in various areas of social participation.
- Capacity development and strengthening for Diocesan Commissions and other partner organizations.
- Research, Publications, Advocacy, Lobby and Networking.
- Reconciliation and Peace Building.
- Good governance, human rights and access to justice.
For the last four years the department has achieved the following among others:
- Expansion of programs in terms of variety and geographical coverage.
- The successful capacity building of JPCs in some Dioceses.
- The successful Participation in monitoring and observing the 2011 general elections.
- Establishment of the Parliamentary Liaison Desk and the Bishop’s Advocacy Committee.
- The successful engagement with Parliament on key legislation and policies of interest.
- Successful establishment of Parish and local level community JPC committees in some dioceses.
- Established partnerships between Justice and Peace Department and the local government, Security agencies and civil society at national and local levels in some areas.
- The department conducted a Mini survey on the impact of investment policies on security of citizens’ lives and property in Uganda and disseminated its results to the concerned stakeholders.
- In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the department disseminated information about the then new Oil and Gas Industry in Uganda.
- Constant dissemination of information to the bishops for study and decision-making to educate the public or advise government on different issues in the country.
- Drafted and disseminated many pastoral letters of the bishops regarding various issues concerning the work of the department.
- Done a lot of sensitization of the citizens on their rightful participation in their own governance and development, through seminars, workshops, meetings, etc.
- Developing peace education and leadership capacity building education programs.