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
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:
criminal justice planning
safeguarding and reviews
We are independent of the police, prison and probation service.