The Vision of JPDC is to enable empowerment of individuals and communities who can live and work with human dignity and be free from all forms of exploitation and work towards the establishment of a just and peaceful society where the Gospel values are lived, advocated and nurtured.
The Commission is to be an inspirational agency of the Catholic Church of India for promotion of justice, peace and development;
To build the capacities of the stakeholders at the Local / diocesan, regional and national levels to assume leadership and become agents of social change;
To be a network of partners and civil society organisations for advocacy, lobbying, embodying and empowering the poor and marginalized so that their voices are heard in the corridors of power at local, Regional, national and international
To promote and ensure justice within the church institutions in all dimensions.