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.
- “Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope” Authors to Receive NCIP’s 2015 Media Award (3/3/2015) - Nikki Pope, Cooley LLP attorney and NCIP advisory board member, and her co-author Courtney Lance, internal auditor and non-profit director, will accept the Media Award at NCIP’s Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015. Their book, Pruno, Ramen,… Read more ›
- 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 ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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