Conviction was founded in 2017 by Ryan Jarvis, initially offering help to people in prison who were unable to afford legal advice. As more and more people were referring themselves for support, it was soon realised that there was a clear need for proper help, advice, and guidance in many areas of the criminal justice process. Thereof course, are charities that already do such great work in this area but it quite simply isn’t enough.
Since then we have slowly started to recruit trusted volunteers and make Conviction not just an organisation for change, but a real movement for reform by challenging the status quo and assisting people who often, quite frankly, are not given a voice, properly represented, or treated in accordance with their human and/or other rights. Our funding streams are minimal, with barely our expenses covered, therefore the generosity and dedication offered by our volunteers is key to making Conviction a success.