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. 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.
Latest NCIP News
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.
NCIP Cases Progress in Agencies and Courts
An update of some of NCIP’s current cases, which are moving forward in the court system.
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.
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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