The mission of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is to promote a fair, effective and compassionate criminal justice system and protect the rights of the innocent.
Exonerations and Case Work
Since NCIP’s founding in 2001, NCIP has helped win the freedom of 18 wrongfully imprisoned individuals. Learn more about NCIP’s exonerees and cases we take. Learn more about our latest exoneree Larry Pohlschneider.
NCIP works to change policies and practices to prevent wrongful convictions and for broader criminal justice reform. Learn more about NCIP’s policy initiatives.
Clinical Program for Santa Clara Law Students
Law students working with NCIP gain hands-on experience, enhance their Santa Clara University School of Law experience and grow their careers. Learn more about our clinical program.
- Human Rights Attorney Hadar Harris Named NCIP Executive Director (11/17/2015) - SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 – Human rights attorney Hadar Harris has been appointed executive director of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law. A California native, Harris comes to NCIP with a… Read more ›
- NCIP Policy Director Appears on KTVU and NBC’s Comunidad del Valle (11/2/2015) - NCIP Policy Director Lucy Salcido Carter appeared on KTVU Channel 2 and NBC’s Comunidad del Valle to discuss the promise of “conviction review programs,” and spoke about how we can begin to frame the creation of such review programs while improving… Read more ›
- NCIP’s Conviction Review Symposium Inspires Action (10/28/2015) - “We believe it is part of our mission to do conviction integrity review,” said Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen at the “In the Interest of Justice: Conviction Review Programs” symposium hosted by the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP)… Read more ›