Referral Criteria

Anyone can make a referral.

Referrals must be for someone who has had some form of involvement in the Criminal Justice System in England & Wales and require casework support with their matter. Conviction does not offer services to people who reside outside of England & Wales or is already being supported by a recognised legal professional. If the person referred is seeking support with finding representation for a potential criminal appeal Conviction reserves the right to carry out an extended assessment or suggest appropriate alternative services. The person being referred should be over 16 to access our services.

Conviction is only able to offer services to people who have been failed by the Criminal Justice System in England & Wales if we are confident we will be able to meet those needs.

Referrals must be accompanied by at least one of the following documents about the person’s situation:

  • If a Criminal Appeal
  • If a Homeless Issue
  • If a Probation Complaint
  • If a Prison Service Complaint


We cannot accept incomplete referrals. Please ensure that you have completed all sections including the consent to share information. Incomplete referrals or referrals without accompanying documentation will be returned to the referrer.

If you are self-referring or referring someone else in a non-professional capacity i.e. family member or friend, you do not have to have all of these details and or documents. Provided your referral includes consent to share information we can find out these details at a later stage.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of the referral form please contact us on 0333 334 1012 or email: [email protected]

Conviction reserves the right to refuse services. If we are unable to offer you a service we will try to help you find other providers.

Conviction is committed to equal opportunities. We will actively work towards becoming accessible to any member of the community who has been failed by the Criminal Justice System in England & Wales..