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Advice DerbyshireAdvice Derbyshire - ‘Working together for you’

Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International - We are a campaigning organisation; it's what we do. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

Blackpool Women’s Centre - Provides a safe environment for women to access help and support to make changes in their lives and reach their potential.

Children Law UKChildren Law UK - Children Law UK (part of TACT) aims to promote better justice for children. By working with those involved with the legal system we campaign and educate to ensure that the law protects children and young people at risk.

Children’s Legal Centre - The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.

Courtroom Advice - Courtroom Advice was formed to offer a unique reference point on comprehensive guidance on appearing in court.

False Allegations Support Organisation - faso is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse. faso offers clear information, practical advice, and emotional support to anyone affected by false accusation

Family Rights GroupFamily Rights Group - We are the charity in England and Wales that advises parents and other family members whose children are involved with or require social care services. We run a confidential telephone advice service for families.

Innocent - A Manchester based organisation which supports and campaigns for innocent people in prison.

INQUESTINQUEST - "Provides independent, free legal advice to families following a death in prison. It provides information about the inquest system and help in finding lawyers & campaigns to improve the investigation of these deaths and to prevent future deaths

Joint Council for the Welfare ImmigrantsJoint Council for the Welfare Immigrants - JWCI offers help, information and advice to prisoners who are experiencing immigration law problems including the threat of deportation.

Justice for Women - Justice For Women is a feminist organisation that campaigns and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners.

Miscarriage of Justice Organisation (MOJO) - MOJO is dedicated to promoting healthy change in the criminal justice system. Changes that will reduce the number of miscarriages of criminal justice across the United Kingdom and increase the level of professional after-care for victims.

National Association for Youth JusticeNational Association for Youth Justice - The Association operates as a campaigning, training and membership organisation with an overarching philosophy and policy regarding the youth justice system.

National Domestic Violence Helpline - The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

Parole Board - The Parole Board is an independent body that works with its criminal justice partners to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released into the community.

Prisoners Advice Service - The Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) is an independent registered charity. We do not accept Home Office or Prison Service money as this may affect our independence. We receive most funding from charitable trusts and foundations.

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman - The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigates complaints from prisoners, those on probation and those held in immigration removal centres. He also investigates all deaths that occur among prisoners, immigration detainees and the residents of probation hostels (Approved Premises).

Reprieve - Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantanamo Bay.

SAFARI (Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information) - Safari provide a free monthly newsletter to those affected by false allegations. This is posted to prisoners and their families and is also available to download from their website. SAFARI is a non-profit-making organisation reliant solely on voluntary donations. We support the cause of ALL falsely accused people - whether they are accused of anything from petty theft to murder. They don't have to have been convicted - false accusations even without any criminal procedures can totally ruin lives. In this campaign - especially when dealing with wilfully evil conspiracies against the innocent, it is simply not good enough to fight a spineless "defensive battle". Making a false allegation - or persuading a vulnerable person to make a false allegation - and backing it up in court is a very serious criminal offence; it's called "Perverting the Course of Justice."

Stonewall - Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.

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April 2014 Headlines
> IPP SENTENCE UNJUST AND STUPID
> They have never had to scrimp and scrape like the rest of us
> Sink the redundant vessels
> Chris Grayling at Policy Exchange
> Is Chris Grayling a sociopath
> Holiday camp prisons...really
> The book ban...
> RIP the presumption of innocence
> Supreme Court hearing bid for exhibits
> ...a black mark on British justice
> Month by Month - April 2014
> Don’t suffer alone
> The growing shadow of historical allegations: police interviews under caution
> To apostrophe or not apostrophe
> A cure for verbal diarrhoea
> Are you on remand
> Fed up with bang up
> just another brick in the wall
> From over the wall
> Don’t You Worry Child
> What price justice
> Parole in the brave new world
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> The rationale of recall
> The exclusion of unlawfully obtained evidence
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