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.

Learn About NCIP, Who We Are, How We Work, Why We Act, and how you can Help Make a Difference.

Researching options for someone you feel is wrongfully convicted? Start here.

Volunteer with us or learn about our Clinical Program for law students.

Find out how you can support NCIP in its mission to improve the criminal justice system.

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.

Learn more about Who We Are.

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.

Learn more about Causes of Wrongful Conviction and Why We Act.


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 Launches 2016 Policy Reform Agenda
View NCIP’s new policy reform goals for 2016. Read more.

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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.

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Only through working together can we achieve justice for all. Learn how you can help the NCIP in its mission.

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