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.
- L.A. County Launches Conviction Integrity Unit to Review Wrongful-Conviction Claims (4/28/2015) - The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office under Jackie Lacey is launching a conviction integrity unit comprised of three prosecutors, a senior investigator, and a paralegal to address claims of wrongful conviction. The new unit follows a rise in wrongful-conviction… Read more ›
- NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and Exoneree Ronald Cotton Honored at Victims’ Rights Service Awards Ceremony (4/23/2015) - NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and exoneree Ronald Cotton were recognized by the Department of Justice at the Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday. Attorney General Eric Holder presided over the event, honoring Jennifer and Ronald for their extraordinary… Read more ›
- NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr Discusses Flawed FBI Testimony in Interview with KSRO Newstalk Radio (4/21/2015) - NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr interviewed with 1350 KSRO Newstalk of Sonoma County on Tuesday morning to explicate upon the Justice Department and FBI’s recent acknowledgment that for over a two-decade period before 2000, almost all examiners in an elite… Read more ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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