The objects of the cio are for the public benefit to advance the education of and to rehabilitate and promote the mental and moral improvement of (principally) prisoners and former prisoners, but also of:
(1) people in other forms of compulsory detention;
(2) those undergoing community punishments, and
(3) those identified as being at risk of entry into the criminal justice system;
primarily in the uk and eire.
nothing in this constitution shall authorise an application of the property of the cio for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the charities and trustee investment (scotland) act 2005 and section 2 of the charities act (northern ireland) 2008.