Crime Check Foundation, CCF, is a crime prevention advocacy organization that uses Life in Prison Documentaries to sensitize the public to the dangers of crime. The organization undertakes this initiative through the screening of prison documentaries in schools, churches, mosques, communities and other trouble spots in Ghana. CCF’s “Time with the Prisoner” series is accessible to millions of Ghanaians within and outside the country on television, and on our organization’s social media platforms- Crime Check TV Gh- (Facebook), Crime Check Foundation- (Facebook), Crime Check TV- (YouTube). The series, the first of its kind in Africa has not only served as a crime deterrent tool, but has been instrumental in highlighting:
- Major infractions of the law in Ghana’s Justice Delivery System
- Abuse of the rights of Prisoners.
- Deplorable conditions in Ghana’s forty two prisons
- The need for a review of Ghana’s Criminal Justice System.
With the absence of a Non-Custodial law in Ghana, CCF’s Petty Offenders project has led to the release of many petty offenders jailed for their inability to pay court fines imposed on them.
With the understanding that detention in whatever form is injurious to health, CCF has gone beyond the prisons. Through our Health Check Series, we have come to the aid of many Ghanaians who have been detained in hospitals because of their inability to settle their bills and solicited support for the many others who require surgery. We have also provided prosthetic hands and legs for many children whose parents have either neglected them or cannot afford medical care for them.
Our philanthropy project, premised on the idea that- (there are many in Ghana who live virtually in prisons outside prison because of poverty) has provided livelihood support for many poor individuals and families.