The Innocence Network will give two new annual awards for the first time next year, and the group is accepting nominations now.
One prize – the Champion of Justice Award – will go to a public servant who has gone above and beyond to free the innocent and/or reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions. The other award- the Journalism Award – will honor investigative reporting that has brought the issues around wrongful conviction to life.
Nominations are due January 8 and the awards will be announced at the Innocence Network annual conference April 16-18 in Atlanta.
Read more about the awards and submit your nomination
The Innocence Network is an affiliation of 54 organizations around the world dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted and working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.
Visit the network website for more