Independent Criminal Justice Advocacy (ICJA)

  • Independent Criminal Justice Advocacy (ICJA)

Independent Criminal Justice Advocacy (ICJA)

What is an Independent Criminal Justice Advocate (ICJA)?

An Independent Criminal Justice Advocate (ICJA) is an advocate working independently of the criminal justice system. The role of an Independent Criminal Justice Advocate is different to the role of a general Advocate because they are not just supporting the person to have a voice, but to facilitate and maximise their involvement in a whole range of criminal justice processes.

What does an Independent Criminal Justice Advocate (ICJA) do?

For example, we can help you:

understand the criminal justice process

talk about how you feel about your situation

make decisions

challenge decisions about your supervision and management if you do not agree with them

stand up for your rights

We can write letters for you and attend meetings with you.

We can support you during:

assessments

criminal justice planning

safeguarding and reviews

We are independent of the police, prison and probation service.

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