Justice First

  • Address
  • Opening Times
  • Phone & Email
  • 133 Norton Road
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • County Durham
  • TS18 2BG

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About Justice First

The core purpose of Justice First is to work with people seeking asylum whose appeals have been rejected by the Home Office; seeking to help them re-engage with the legal system and avoid destitution by researching and helping to submit further evidence or a fresh claim, either directly or via immigration solicitors. We offer practical and emotional support; utilise volunteer befrienders and deliver refugee awareness training, presentations and talks. We are a unique service in the North East and work closely with, and refer people to other supportive organisations as appropriate.

Client appointments are avilable on Thursdays - can be booked by telephone between 10am and 1.30pm.

Migrant help appointments available on Thursdays.

Red Cross support available on Wednesday mornings.

Appointments can be made with a solicitor for free advice.

The Mary Thompson Fund can provide support for Asylum Seekers who are destitute between 3 and 4.30pm on Fridays.

Who we help

Refused asylum seekers 

How you access our service


The main office for Justice First is:

135 Norton Road
TS18 2BG.

This is open from: Wednesdays 10.00am - 1.00pm Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm.

To make an appointment call 01642 601122.


You can obtain advice over the telephone:
Telephone: 01642 601122

Monday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 4.30pm


You can email for advice and information:


Other Services We Provide


What Service is Offered?

Advice sessions as a main function, held in Middlesbrough.

Who can Access this Service?

To access the service, you must be an Asylum seeker who has had their asylum claims rejected.

Where is the Service Held?

John Paul Centre, 49 Grange Road, Middlesbrough TS1 5AU.

How can you Access this Service?

By appointment, telephone 01642 217447.

Days of the Week Service is Held


Times When this Service is Available 

10.00am to 4.00pm


What Service is Offered

Refugee awareness training, talks and presentations.

Who Can Access this Service?

To access the service, you must be:
No criterion.

Where is this Service Held?

135 Norton Road Stockton on Tees TS18 2BG.

How can you Access this Service?

Telephone 01642 601122.

Days of the Week Service is Held


Times when Service is Available 


Charges for our service

Justice First does not charge for their services.

Quality Marks and Accreditations

Office of the Information Services Commissioner (OISC) level 2

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This quality mark means that Justice First has passed a level 2 asylum assessment from the OISC.

Access To Interpreters

Justice First has limited access to face to face interpreting.

Disabled Access

The Justice First office does not have disabled access.

Home Visiting Service

Justice First does offer a home visiting service for clients with a disability.

Organisational Information

Justice First is a voluntary agency with charitable status.  

Registered Charity Number: 1116388. 

Who we are regulated by

Office of the Information Services Commissioner (OISC)

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What Services do we offer?

Information - The agency can provide basic factual details to help you with your problem by providing information through leaflets, fact sheets or by signposting you.

Advice - The agency will look at your problem in more detail and diagnose the problem, explore your options and provide you with guidance on a particular course of action. The information given will be tailored to your particular circumstances.

Advocacy - The agency will provide you with support and encouragement or represent your views, needs or rights eg make telephone calls on your behalf with you present.

Representation - The agency will take on your case and act on your behalf. This can include representing you at tribunal or court.

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Advocacy
  • Representation
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Information
  • Yes
  • Advice
  • Yes
  • Advocacy
  • Yes
  • Representation
  • No