Help Free the Innocent
The California Innocence Project has freed 40 people since 1999.
Innocence organizations around the world provide free legal services to the wrongfully convicted and work to improve justice systems. They are independent organizations that often work together. The Innocence Project (located in NYC) is an independently funded organization, as are all innocence organizations (including those that use “Innocence Project” in their names). The California Innocence Project receives no funding from the Innocence Project nor any other innocence organization. As a nonprofit organization, the California Innocence Project relies on volunteer and donor support to do its work.
The California Innocence Project (CIP) is known all over the world, and it started right here at California Western School of Law. Its interns have helped CIP attorneys free 40 innocent people from prison. As a CWSL student, you can apply to intern with CIP and gain real world experience by learning about wrongful convictions, and working to help free the innocent.
Our clients do not have the resources to prove their innocence. The California Innocence Project provides pro bono services and pays all of the investigation and litigation costs for all of our cases—more than 1,500 cases each year. As an independent organization, we must raise funds to continue our valuable work. We cannot free the innocent without help from the public. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the California Innocence Project here.
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Justice finally served.
Death Row Exonerations
CIP Clients Freed
Years CIP Clients Spent In Prison
If it weren’t for the California Innocence Project I wouldn’t have played football, I wouldn’t be working.
I always maintained my innocence. The California Innocence Project believed in me and fought with me for my freedom.
I truly appreciate the hard work that you all have done to help with my case and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!