Our Mission

Our mission is to assist indigent defendants facing the death penalty in Florida by providing consultation, research, training, advocacy, and other necessary resources to capital defenders state-wide. Recognizing the "uneven playing field" that is inherent in the defense of impoverished individuals on trial for their lives (and the gross limitations of post-conviction remedies even in the most constitutionally-violative cases), FCRC will attempt to ensure that long-standing inequities are mitigated or abolished. FCRC will operate in multiple venues, including standing with those seeking statutory and rule changes intended to remove injustice from all relevant aspects of both law and practice.  Working with other organizations (both local and national), FCRC seeks to protect the constitutional rights of Florida's capital defendants by increasing access to critical resources, thereby improving the level of representation provided by Florida's capital defense bar.