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.
- California State Senator Mark Leno to Receive 2015 JFA Leadership Award (1/29/2015) - California State Senator Mark Leno will be honored at NCIP’s eighth annual Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015 for his steadfast dedication to criminal justice reform. His leadership has led to numerous pieces of legislation that address… Read more ›
- NCIP’s 2013-2014 Annual Report Released! (1/22/2015) - We are pleased to present NCIP’s Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Annual Report! Read it here. http://law.scu.edu/ncip/
- Brooklyn Man Serves As His Own Defense, Exonerated After Wrongful Conviction Overturned (1/15/2015) - Derrick Hamilton, 49, was exonerated on Friday after serving nearly two decades for a murder in Brooklyn that he did not commit. Although Hamilton maintained that he was in Connecticut at the time of the shooting murder of Nathaniel Cash… Read more ›
Support NCIP’s Work
Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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