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

NCIP promotes innovative practices that work to create a more fair and effective criminal justice system. Learn about NCIP’s most recent symposium.


Read NCIP’s Summer 2016 Newsletter

FBI Admits Flaws in Hair Microscopy Testimony
In the two-decade period before 2000, nearly every examiner in the FBI’s microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in criminal cases.
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NCIP Cases Progress in Agencies and Courts
An update of some of NCIP’s current cases, which are moving forward in the court system.
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NCIP-sponsored Bill Pass First Hurdle and Advance to Next Steps in the Legislative Process
Two NCIP-sponsored California state Senate bills, SB 1134 and SB 1389, recently passed unanimously in the California Senate Public Safety Committee. Read more.

All NCIP News

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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NCIP Students
NCIP Exonerees

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

NCIP is primarily funded through donations from individuals like you. To help NCIP continue its work, please make a donation today.

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