If you have been wrongfully convicted or if you have a friend or family member who has been wrongfully convicted and you are
seeking assistance to have the wrongful conviction overturned, please send your application to:
Victim’s Assessment Committee
PO Box 8455
Perth BC WA 6849
Download application pdf here. Print out this form and send it to us (post/fax/email).
Before downloading this application, please read our mission statement (about us page) to ensure your circumstances are aligned with our purpose.
In due course, our committee of legal and forensic experts will carefully review each application to ensure that cases we support are genuine and that a valid legal recourse exists to achieve an exoneration.
WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION WITHIN 30-60 DAYS.
Please note that JUSTICEwa is still very much in its set up stage and we have extremely limited resources.
As a new charity, we anticipate it will take us at least 18-24 months before we are in a position to take on a case as it requires considerable funds to hire the appropriate legal/forensic experts.
Our organisation, commonly referred to as an “innocence project” is not using the pro bono strategy. Most innocence projects approach lawyers/forensic experts to take on their cases and work for free. We do not believe that relying on highly skilled professionals to work for free is a sustainable model.
In our view, this is not a long term solution and seems to be the reason why many innocence projects struggle to achieve an exoneration. Through fundraising activities, JUSTICEwa will appropriately remunerate the experts we engage.
In the long term, we believe we will achieve better results for the victims we will be fighting for.
We have an enormous job on our hands to raise the funds we require to help the victims of the WA justice system but we won’t give up.
JUSTICEwa does not provide legal advice of any kind nor recommend how defendants should proceed in their case.