Resources – Innocence Projects

It is our heartfelt desire to be able to help everyone who reaches out to us; however, we recognize that some circumstances limit a family’s ability to hire a Federal Defense Attorney to help their loved one.

Below is a list of innocence projects in the United States. If you have a loved one that is incarcerated in state or federal prison, and are unable to hire a criminal defense lawyer to assist you in making claim of innocence, then consider contacting one of these organizations for assistance.

ALASKA

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656
Phone: 907-279-0454

ARIZONA

Justice Project, Inc.
c/0 Arizona State University
mail Code 4420
411 North Central Avenue, Ste 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2139
Phone: (602) 496-0286
Email: [email protected]

CALIFORNIA

California Innocence Project
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-525-1485

Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422
Phone: 408-554-1945

Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent
Loyola Law School
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.736.8141

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Innocence Project
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-275-6140

BOSTON

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

DELAWARE

Actual Innocence Project

Office of the Public Defender
Carvel State Building
820 French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilimington, DE 19801

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
at the George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-4586

FLORIDA

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-561-6767
Fax: (850) 561-5077

Miami Law Innocence Clinic
3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 100
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305-284-8115
Email: [email protected]

GEORGIA

Georgia Innocence Project
1458 Church Street, Ste F
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-373-4433
Fax: 404-609-2704

HAWAII

Hawaii Innocence Project
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6547
Email: [email protected]

IDAHO

Idaho Innocence Project
c/o Biology Department
1910 University Drive
Boise, Id 83725-1515
Phone: 208-426-4207

ILLINOIS

Center on Wrongful Convictions **
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3069
Phone: 312-503-8576

Medill Innocence Project
Northwestern University
1845 N. Sheridan Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-5840
Email: [email protected]

Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS PAC 451
Springfield, IL  62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-6569
Email: [email protected]

Life After Innocence
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-915-8609

INDIANA

Wrongful Conviction Clinic at Indiana University
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Wrongful Conviction Clinic – Suite 111
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-5551

IOWA

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93
Estherville, Iowa 51335

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166

KANSAS

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Innocence Project
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-3948

LOUISIANA

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902

Resurrection After Exoneration
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902

MAINE

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

MARYLAND

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4199

University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
40 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-837-6543

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108

Justice Brandeis Innocence Project
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS 043
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-736-4953

MICHIGAN

Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
Phone: 517-371-5140

Michigan Innocence Clinic
1029 Legal Research Building
625 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-9353

MINNESOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-5206

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902

MISSOURI

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166

MONTANA

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 7607
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-243-6698

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183
Omaha, NE 68124-0183
Phone: 402-280-3062

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166

NEVADA

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-355-1888

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

NEW JERSEY

Centurion Ministries

(Not a network member)
221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

NEW MEXICO

Innocence and Justice Project
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-2671

NEW YORK

Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School – Yeshiva University
40 Worth St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-364-5340

Second Look Program
(Not a network member)
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway, Room G210
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-422-4230

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-402-4100

The Exoneration Initiative
350 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-965-9335
NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
PO Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717
Phone: 919-489-3268

The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
Duke University School of Law
PO Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-613-7241

Wake Forest University Law School and Innocence and Justice Clinic
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: 336-758-6111

NORTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
(Only DNA cases in North Dakota)
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152

OHIO

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020
Phone: 513-556-0752

Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Wrongful Conviction Project
250 East Broad Street
Suite 1400
Columbus, OH43215
Phone: 614-466-5394

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System – DNA Forensic Testing Program
(Not a network member)
P.O. Box 926
Norman, OK 73070

Oklahoma Innocence Project
OCU School of Law
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: 405-208-6161

PENNSYLVANIA

Duquesne Law Post-Conviction DNA Project
(Not a network member)
600 Forbes Avenue, 632 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Pennsylvania Innocence Project 
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4255

RHODE ISLAND

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

SOUTH CAROLINA

Palmetto Innocence Project
P.O. Box 11623
Columbia, SC 29211

SOUTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of South Dakota
USD School of Law
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5361

Innocence Project of Minnesota
(Only DNA cases in South Dakota)
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152

TEXAS

Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: 806-744-6525

Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-313-1139

UTAH

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-355-1888

VERMONT

New England Innocence Project
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-277-7858

VIRGINIA

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4199

Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-924-7315

WASHINGTON

Innocence Project Northwest Clinic
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110
Phone: 206-543-5780

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Innocence Project
West Virginia University
College of Law
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 304-293-7249

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Innocence Project
University of Wisconsin Law School
Remington Center
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-1160

WYOMING

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-355-1888

National Innocence Projects

The Innocence Project
40 Worth Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-364-5340
Email: [email protected]

The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

The Innocence Network
The Innocence Network is an affiliation of 67 organizations from all over 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. Currently, the Innocence Network consists of 55 U.S. based and 12 non-U.S. based organizations.