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.
- Two Exonerees Accept $9 Million in Wrongful Conviction Settlement (11/17/2014) - New York City, its Housing Authority, and the state of New York have agreed to pay $9 million to Danny Colon and Anthony Ortiz, who spent 16 years in prison before their convictions were overturned in 2009. Colon and Ortiz… Read more ›
- Michigan Man Exonerated Through Post-Conviction DNA Testing (11/13/2014) - Detroit resident Donya Davis, who served nearly seven years behind bars for a wrongful rape conviction, was recently exonerated after post-conviction DNA testing revealed his innocence. Although DNA tests were performed on a rape kit obtained from the victim and… Read more ›
- Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Years Behind Bars (11/3/2014) - Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee were released last Tuesday after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins recommended that their murder convictions be overturned. In 2000, Allen and Mozee were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the… Read more ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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