Centre For Criminal Appeals

Centre For Criminal Appeals

Charity information

Centre For Criminal Appeals

The Centre is a nonprofit law practice dedicated to righting wrongful convictions and unfair sentences of prisoners in England and Wales, and improving our justice system for all. We:

- Investigate to find fresh evidence to overturn wrongful convictions and unfair sentences;

- Litigate for open justice and increased accountability in our justice system;

- Educate students, legal professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders to ensure our justice system learns from its mistakes

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Our justice system should be the best in the world. However, legal aid cuts, police failings and flawed forensic science continue to land innocent people in prison for crimes they haven't committed. In addition, women are too often being unfairly imprisoned for minor, non-violent crimes - separating some 17,000 children a year from their mothers and producing no benefit to society. Even worse, a lack of transparency stops many of our criminal justice system's problems from being exposed and addressed.

    The Centre for Criminal Appeals is a nonprofit law practice dedicated to tackling these problems through investigation, litigation and education.

    Under our Innocence Initiative, we aim to overturn the wrongful convictions of innocent prisoners and ensure the lessons from such grave miscarriages of justice are learnt.

    Under our Women's Justice Initiative, we aim to overturn unfair prison sentences imposed on vulnerable women. Long term, our goal is to put an end to the future use of imprisonment for minor, non-violent offences, such as falling behind on council tax payments.

    Under our Open Justice Initiative, we aim to increase transparency and accountability in our criminal justice system. This includes enabling greater scrutiny of the police and CPS's files and promoting affordable access to trial transcripts.

  • Aims

    Centre For Criminal Appeals aims to:

    • Helping overturn the wrongful convictions of innocent prisoners in England and Wales through investigation and legal representation.
    • Helping overturn unfair prison sentences imposed on vulnerable women through challenging them in the courts.
    • Increasing transparency and accountability in our justice system, and ensuring it learns from its mistakes.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1144162

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 02070400019

    Address: Room 29, 2-10 Princeton Street WC1R 4BH

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  • Innocence Initiative Fighting Fund 2019

    Innocent people are in prison for crimes they did not commit because of our failing justic... More