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CASS+ are a helping hand for anyone going through the courts in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Truro & Bodmin & into life beyond. People arrive at court alone, feeling powerless, trapped and terrified. CASS+ are free, and independent of the system—they sit down and listen. They build trust and use their knowledge and connections to find solutions to complicated situations.
Professor Laura Crane’s research centres on identifying evidence-based ways to support autistic people within the criminal justice system (CJS). She has previously researched the experiences of autistic people (and the legal professionals who work with them) in relation to the CJS, while her most current work focuses on evaluating the use of special measures with autistic people in court.

Dr Anthony Drummond is a senior lecturer whose work explores gypsies and travellers’ experiences of crime and justice since the 1960s. Anthony acts as a critical friend to the Leeds CPS Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel and is currently researching the experience of gay men during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.  

The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) is an international non-profit organisation working with companies to champion fairness, equality, and effectiveness across systems of punishment and incarceration. RBIJ grew from the campaign movement on the ground and the growing need for key economic stakeholders to help drive real change. It engages, educates, and equips businesses — and their leaders — to participate in meaningful advocacy on key criminal justice issues, support policy-specific reform campaigns, and use their resources and operations to be a force for good in society.

Established in 2010, Inside Justice conducts casework investigations on behalf of people who claim they’ve been wrongly convicted. We provide free access to experts and lawyers and identify and challenge systemic failings.

Transform Justice is a national charity working for a fair, humane, open and effective justice system. It promotes change by generating research and evidence to show how the system works and how it could be improved, and by persuading the public to support those changes and practitioners and politicians to make them.

*The Alliance for Youth Justice is an associate member of the CJA.

The Alliance for Youth Justice brings together non-profit organisations advocating for and with children to drive positive change in youth justice in England and Wales.

The Sentencing Academy is a research and engagement organisation that seeks to bridge research, policy and practice to promote efficient and effective sentencing practices in England and Wales and improve public understanding of sentencing.

Revolving Doors is a charity working across England to change systems, improve services for people with multiple problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system, and end the revolving door of crime.

Fair Trials is a human rights organisation that works to improve respect for the fundamental human right to a fair trial in criminal cases.

The Centre for Justice Innovation seeks to build a justice system which every citizen believes is fair and effective. It provides hands on support to practitioners in the justice system to help them develop and share innovative and effective practice; conducts research into how things work right now and how they could work better; and promotes evidence-based, innovative justice policy reforms.

NatCen is an independent social research agency, working on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.

Commons is a specialist criminal defence law firm which works nationally and internationally. It is a non-profit social enterprise committed to social justice and improving fairness within the criminal justice system.

APPEAL is a charity and law practice that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform. It brings cases to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal, and works with former prisoners, campaigners, students, legal professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders to ensure the justice system learns from its mistakes.

The Magistrates Association is the independent voice of the magistracy. It conducts research and influences policy, as well as providing training and support to magistrates.

JUSTICE is a human rights charity, working to reform the UK justice system with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. It is a membership organisation, primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.

Just for Kids Law is a legal charity which supports children and young people with a unique direct casework model that helps them to overcome all the problems they face. The charity also uses evidence from its practice to campaign for wider reform.

The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) carries out policy-oriented research on justice. The overarching aims of ICPR’s work are to produce and disseminate knowledge about justice, and thereby to inform public and political debate, and to contribute to improvements in policy and practice.

The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. It works with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.

The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system. It does this by inquiring into the workings of the system; informing prisoners, staff and the wider public; and by influencing parliament, government and officials towards reform.