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.

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Larry Pohlschneider Exonerated!

Larry Pohnschneider Exonerated! Photo: Greg Pio

About NCIP

NCIP StaffNCIP Advisory Board NCIP’s Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual ReportNCIP’s 2014 Year in ReviewNCIP’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan.

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.

Policy Reform

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.


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Support NCIP’s Work

NCIP is primarily funded through donations from individuals like you. To help NCIP continue its work, please make a donation today or learn about other ways you can help.

Contact Us

Learn the best way to contact NCIP here.