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Miscarriage of Justice Fund Inc aims to provide assistance to the falsely accused, the wrongly convicted and their legal representatives acting on their behalf at legal proceedings. Will you join us in fighting for their innocence?

In its literal sense, a miscarriage of justice is “a failure to attain the desired end result of justice” (Walker 1999:31). Ransey (2002:25) stated that this phenomenon is not necessarily confined to errors in court, it “can occur at any stage of the criminal justice process, from law-making through street policing practices, investigations, court processes and custodial practices”.  In Langdon and Wilson (2007) the term ‘miscarriage of justice’ refers “to cases for which there is considerable doubt as to the guilt of the convicted person, regardless of whether the conviction has been overturned by the appeal courts. Poveda (2001) said that “most miscarriages of justice never come to light”.

How prevalent is this phenomenon?

It is estimated that between 7-10% of those incarcerated for serious crimes (e.g. murder, manslaughter, rape) who have exhausted all legal avenues available, are innocent, hence wrongly convicted. These figures seem to be consistent in Australia, the US and the UK.

Facing the enormity of these figures, Langdon and Wilson (2007) question “why there seems to have been such little concern regarding miscarriages of justice in Australia. In stark contrast with the UK and the US, there has been no public scandal or major reforms as a result of revelations of wrongful convictions”. The UK instituted the Review Commission and the US the now famous Innocence Projects.

The Miscarriage of Justice Support Fund Inc. is a public benevolent association with deductible gift recipient status, that aims to help victims of miscarriage of justice.

How You Can Help

Please feel free to navigate through our growing site. You will find interesting posts, news, articles, cases in which we are involved, fundraising campaigns and places to shop where the proceeds go towards helping victims of injustice. You will also be able to create crowdfunding campaigns for cases you care about; simply fill in the details and once our team assesses the merits, the campaign will be approved and you will be on your way towards raising funds. Share the campaign through social media to maximise your reach. Click HERE to go to the page; once there, select “Your Cause”. Fill in the details, upload photos and videos, click “Save” to continue working later and then “Submit” when you’re ready.

As mentioned, generous donors have donated goods and services for us to sell or auction off. The full proceeds will go towards our various campaigns. If you are looking to buy things and want to help those in need, make sure you visit our Store and see if you find anything that sparks your interest. Some of those items are also being auctioned, so check out the live Auctions link too. 

Soon you will be able to upload items to sell or auction off directly from our Store. We will update the site periodically as we continue to build it. Thank you once again for your support.

Latest Projects

  1. Please help support the work of Miscarriage of Justice Support Fund Inc. We are a non-profit public benevolent association. Your donations will help to cover the operation costs and the services we provide to victims of injustice without charge. Donations can be on a once-off or recurrent basis and, of course, they are fully Tax Deductible. Thank you very much for your kind support
  2. Ambrose Clarke's life forever changed in May 2011, when he was wrongfully arrested for killing an ex business partner and jailed for life. The married father of six won his Appeal on causation, was released from jail after 4 years, and then retried in 2019. No new evidence was put forward by the prosecution. Experts proved Mr Davis suffered from severe undiagnosed heart disease and had died of cardiac arrest. Despite clear directions from the Supreme Court judge with regards to reasonable doubt, the presumption of innocence and the fact that this was a purely circumstantial case, the jury found him guilty again. He is now facing another life sentence in jail. Experts have been shocked at the guilty result. Ambrose Clarke's family has asked for our support to help cover his legal costs. All donations are fully Tax Deductible.
    • 6.48% Funded
    • $6,480.00 Pledged