Policeman and two clients at police station desk
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How to make evidence-based prosecutorial decisions: adopt a case analysis worksheet

Weak prosecution is a major cause of delays in the administration of criminal justice and also leads to poorer justice outcomes both for victims and accused persons. J4A worked with some Federal level prosecuting agencies including the Federal Ministry of Justice and several anti-corruption agencies to develop a tool aimed at addressing this problem of weakness in prosecution called a Case Analysis Worksheet (CAW). It can be used by any prosecutor including police prosecutors and state MoJ prosecutors to ensure that only cases supported by robust evidence and with a realistic chance of conviction are charged to court.

You can download the how to guide below. We hope you find it useful.