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.
- Interim Executive Director Named for the Northern California Innocence Project (6/15/2015) - As David Onek’s time with NCIP comes to an end we want to take this opportunity to thank him for his service to NCIP and wish him and his family all the very best. We also warmly welcome Sandra Magliozzi, Associate… Read more ›
- NCIP Exoneree Franky Carrillo Jr. Featured in Loyola Marymount University Magazine (6/4/2015) - NCIP exoneree Franky Carrillo Jr. is now featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Loyola Marymount University Magazine. In the article, “First Person: Freed at Last,” Carrillo Jr. shares his journey from wrongful conviction at age 16, to exoneration 20… Read more ›
- Washington D.C. Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Granted Certificate of Innocence (6/2/2015) - A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge has officially exonerated Cleveland Wright, 56, who spent 28 years behind bars for a wrongful murder conviction before he was released from prison in 2007. Judge Laura A. Cordero declared Wright innocent of the 1978… Read more ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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