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Nov 11, 2017

The Future of Innocence Work in Canada

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Many stakeholders involved in innocence work in Canada feel that, despite an accumulation of knowledge about the causes of wrongful convictions, only limited measures have actually been implemented to prevent and correct wrongful convictions and so wrongful convictions continue to occur.

In January 2015, Innocence Canada (formerly The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or “AIDWYC”) arranged a one-day strategic planning session in order to bring together a selection of experts who are involved in Canadian wrongful conviction work. This report highlights the priority issues in Canadian innocence work that were identified and makes recommendations on how to affect more long-term change.