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.
- Exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth to Receive NCIP’s 2015 Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award (2/24/2015) - Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate to be exonerated based on DNA testing, will be honored at NCIP’s eighth annual Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015. In 1984, Bloodsworth was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death… Read more ›
- Elliot Peters, Keker & Van Nest LLP to Receive NCIP’s 2015 Pro Bono Award (2/17/2015) - Elliot Peters, partner at Keker & Van Nest LLP, will be honored at NCIP’s eighth annual Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015 for his tenacious commitment to freeing the wrongfully convicted. Peters and his team at Keker… Read more ›
- Former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins to Receive NCIP’s 2015 Justice Award (2/5/2015) - Former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will be honored at NCIP’s eighth annual Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015 for his commitment to the integrity of the criminal justice system. In 2007, Watkins founded the internationally… Read more ›
Support NCIP’s Work
Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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