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 17 wrongfully imprisoned individuals. Learn more about NCIP’s exonerees and cases we take. Learn more about our latest exoneree George Souliotes.
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.
- Memorial Service for NCIP Client David Losoya (8/25/2015) - While awaiting justice in his case, NCIP client David Losoya recently succumbed to Valley Fever and died in prison. David was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1978 based on faulty eyewitness identification and spent 37 years in prison before his… Read more ›
- You’re Invited to “In the Interest of Justice: Conviction Review Programs” (8/12/2015) - Please join Northern California Innocence Project and Santa Clara University School of Law for a free symposium. In the Interest of Justice: Conviction Review Programs Friday, September 25th, 2015 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast starts at 8:00 am. Santa… Read more ›
- High-ranking Obama Official Calls for Eradication of Bite Mark Evidence (8/11/2015) - by Priscilla Ann Ornido Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, called for the “eradication” of bite mark evidence at a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology… Read more ›