On October 6, 2022, the Northern California Innocence Project held its Justice for All (JFA) Gala, the
first in-person JFA since 2019. More than 250 attendees, including NCIP clients, donors, alumni, and staff,
gathered at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco for the event.

The event raised over $210K from more than 60 generous sponsors and donors, including $70K on the evening of the gala.

The program for the evening kicked off with a video retrospective of the work NCIP has done since the
last JFA event, before NCIP Executive Director Linda Starr presented the 2022 Cookie Ridolfi Freedom
Award to exoneree Karla Baday. This year’s Champion of Justice Award was given to retired Deputy
State Public Defender Ellen Eggers who has worked with NCIP since 2008 and helped secure the
exoneration and release of four people, including Franky Carrillo, who presented her with the award.
NCIP has freed 11 clients since the last JFA, and eight of those exonerees were able to attend the event
in person.

Read about the NorthernCalifornia Innocence Project.