The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro-bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove themselves innocent of crimes for which they have been convicted, redressing the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed.
Every day, Innocence Network members across the country and the world fight to exonerate innocent individuals and change the policies that lead to such injustices. As a result, member organizations have collectively freed hundreds of innocent individuals, who together have spent over a thousand years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They have helped these men and women get their lives back, providing assistance with housing, healthcare, and other basic needs.
Innocence Network members are independent organizations with their own clients and cases. The Innocence Project was a founding member and serves as the headquarters of the Network. Network members share ideas and expertise and work locally on policy issues that bring us closer to a world where no innocent person spends a day behind bars. The Innocence Network also submits amicus briefs in cases that address wrongful convictions and/or causes of wrongful conviction and develops position statements on wrongful conviction issues.
The Innocence Network hosts an annual conference where litigators, advocates, exonerees and their families come together to learn, network, and re-energize themselves about the work. Lawyers learn new information they can bring directly to the court room helping to ensure that more cases can be won, more people given back their freedom.
Many innocence organizations rely on volunteers and donors to be able to carry out their essential work. To find out how to get involved locally and to consult a directory of member organizations, visit the Innocence Network website.
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