Cases We Take
The resources of the NCIP are extremely limited. Therefore, we only consider cases of California prisoners who were convicted in Central and Northern California courts and are seeking to advance a claim of factual innocence. In addition, cases must meet the following criteria:
- The inmate must have been convicted in California state court of a serious felony or a felony involving a three-strikes sentence.
- There must be strong evidence of the inmate's actual innocence of the crime(s).The Project does not assist inmates with legal claims or procedural challenges.
To be considered by NCIP for representation, an inmate must first submit a Consent Form and the Initial Screening Questionnaire to NCIP for review. Both documents must be fully completed in order to be reviewed and evaluated by NCIP. Please send completed documents directly to NCIP at:
The Northern California Innocence Project
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422
If you were convicted in a Southern California court and are seeking to advance a claim of factual innocence, contact the California Innocence Project at:
The California Innocence Project
Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101