J. Utrat-Milecki is also responsible for maintaining academic and independent character of the Centre, the duty which includes also the question of protection of financial independence from governments and lobbies. In case of doubts he may consult all members of the Centre, and would especially seek advice of prof. Richard Pring. Dr Jadwiga Królikowska is responsible for the organisation of the present work of the Centre, its documentation and in case of any problems she will consult J. Utrat-Milecki and prof. Michael Mangan and respectively, if needed, she may consult other members of the Centre. Dr Jadwiga Królikowska is especially responsible for the question of grants for research programmes of the Centre, but other members of the Centre are also welcome to share this responsibility and take an action.
The leadership of J. Utrat-Milecki and general rules of the Centre are based entirely upon their acceptance by members of the Centre.
Here is the list of the members of the Centre who participated in the first meeting of the Consultants of the European Centre for Penological Studies on 13.01 2008: prof. Janusz Danecki, prof. Halina Grzymała Moszczyńska, dr Jadwiga Królikowska, prof. Ewa Nowicka, prof. Michael Mangan, prof. Richard Pring, prof. Genowefa Rejman (Honorary Patron of the Centre), dr hab. Jarosław Utrat-Milecki (at the meeting there were also two translators and dr Tomasz Przesławski).