NCIP educates key stakeholders about the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions. Through the NCIP law clinic, training and symposia, and speaking engagements, we raise awareness about wrongful convictions and improve the accuracy of the criminal justice system.
NCIP is both a non-profit law firm that works to obtain the freedom of innocent people and a legal clinic offered to students of Santa Clara University School of Law. Students work closely with NCIP attorneys investigating and litigating possible wrongful convictions, and promoting law reforms aimed at remedying the systemic problems within our criminal justice system. NCIP helps students develop the critical practical skills and legal reasoning needed for the successful practice of law.
NCIP helps to implement innovative practices to reduce the occurrence of wrongful convictions by holding trainings and symposia for the criminal justice community. NCIP collaborates with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, forensic experts, and other criminal justice professionals to provide training on evidence-based practices that reduce wrongful convictions and that lead to a fair, effective, and compassionate criminal justice system.
NCIP educates the public about wrongful convictions by speaking to an array of audiences. NCIP connects exonerees and staff members to high schools, colleges, civic and religious groups, corporations, criminal justice associations, and more to arrange a presentation that fits each individual audience. For speaker requests, please fill out the speaker request form.