The Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. We gather extensive information about each case application, and our intake and evaluation staff researches each potential case thoroughly – and, along with our legal staff, ultimately determines whether DNA testing can be conducted and, if so, whether favorable results can prove innocence. The Innocence Project faces numerous hurdles in litigating cases. These include time-consuming and painstaking efforts to find evidence; degraded evidence that cannot be accurately tested; lost or destroyed evidence; and prosecutorial objections leading to lengthy litigation. About 85% of support we receive goes to direct program costs (rather than administrative overhead or fundraising), including DNA testing for our clients, court costs and travel to court appearances and legislative hearings. Visit our website using the link the right and learn more the work The Innocence Project is doing.