Public Legal Education (PLE) aims to build community awareness and skills in regards to the law and justice system. Innocence Canada offers PLE sessions on topics related to wrongful convictions to members of the judiciary, police officers, law students, university students, youth, and members of the general public. Each presentation is tailored to the audiences’ understanding of the law, their education level, and the information they need to help us in fighting wrongful convictions.
If you’re interested in hosting a Public Legal Education event, please complete the Innocence Canada Speaker Request Form. Please note that due to an overwhelming demand for speaking engagements, Innocence Canada may not be able to accommodate your request.
Innocence Canada’s graphic novel!
The Jakob Jackson Story
The Jakob Jackson Story is a tool to teach youth about the causes of wrongful convictions, their rights and the importance of exercising those legal rights. We hope teachers across the country will use this resource in their classrooms.
Author: Sarah Acker
Illustrator: Meryl Acker
Did you know?
Mistaken eyewitness identification is one of the leading contributors to wrongful convictions. Do you know WHY eyewitnesses sometimes get it wrong? Check out Innocence Canada’s infographic to find out (click here to download the printable PDF).
Author: Sarah Acker
Illustrator: Anne Roquecave
What do you lose?
When you are sentenced to spend time in prison, you inevitably miss out on a lot of things. Explore just a few of the missed moments when people like Tammy Marquardt spend 13 years in prison, and Romeo Phillion spends 31 years in prison, for crimes that they didn’t commit.
Download the 13 years in prison infographic.
Download the 31 years in prison infographic.
If you are an educator and interested in using this or other Innocence Canada resources in your classroom, please contact the Director of Education.