Northern California Innocence Project
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.
What We Do and Who We Are
Our goal is to improve the entire criminal justice system and prevent wrongful convictions from taking place at all.
We achieve this through reforming the legal system, freeing the wrongfully convicted, and helping exonerees transition into regular life.
Causes of Wrongful Conviction
There are a variety of reasons that innocent people are wrongfully convicted and go to jail. There are also a variety of ways in which the system can be fixed.
Latest NCIP News
NCIP Students Examine Witnesses in Pohlschneider Hearing
Sixteen Santa Clara University law students joined the NCIP team this fall as classmates in NCIP’s year-long clinical course. Read more.
NCIP Executive Director Hadar Harris to Receive Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Award
Harris to receive award in New York City on Monday, May 9th. Read more.
NCIP Student Law Clinic
Santa Clara Law students working with NCIP gain hands-on experience, enhance their law school experience and grow their careers. Second and third year students at Santa Clara Law may apply to enroll in the NCIP course.
Help Make a Difference
Only through working together can we achieve justice for all. Learn how you can help the NCIP in its mission.
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