Legal Assistance Useful resources. o How to Submit a Case Learn how to submit a Claim of Innocence to the California Innocence Project. The above link provides instructions on how to obtain legal assistance from CIP. Innocence Network For help outside of Southern California refer to the list of other Innocence Projects in the United States. CIP can only provide assistance for those convicted in Southern California. Other Resources CIP only provides assistance in factual innocence claims. Above are resources that may assist an advocate in various legal matters.