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Northern California Innocence Project Fund Raiser

Media tales of exoneration conclude with the happy ending of justice finally served, but for the wrongfully convicted freedom is just the beginning of a new struggle. Exonerees are left with nothing when they are released and many must stay with friends and family while trying to rebuild their lives.

Help the Northern California Innocence Project work to create jobs for exonerees through our new speakers bureau program. By making a financial contribution to the program, you can make an immediate difference in the lives of these innocent men and women transitioning from a life in prison to the workforce. Our goal is to raise $5,000 this month. Help us reach that goal by donating today.

Your gift is doubled by a matching grant. A generous donor is matching each donation to the first $5,000 donated, so double the impact of your gift—make your tax-deductible donation now!

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Together we can help the wrongfully convicted rebuild their lives.

Sincerely,

Nikki Pope
Interim Executive Director

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National Center For Reason and Justice

The National Center For Reason and Justice (NCRJ) was incorporated in 2002 to help community groups set up tax-deductable defense funds for the wrongly accused. The IRS does not grant 501(c)(3) status to groups established to help a specific individual. The IRS has declared the NCRJ exempt from federal income tax because it is an educational organization that is also committed to protecting the civil rights of all accused persons. NCRJ is an organization that can and does make donations to community groups working for specific prisoners. You may suggest that your funds be used to help one or more of the people whose cases their Board has approved for sponsorship. 

http://ncrj.org/

 

 

Innocence Project

Help the Innocence Project in their quest to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and help reform the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
 
The Innocence Project accepts volunteers who are able to work in the New York area. Fill out the form on the link below and your information will be added to their database.  
 
 

The Constitution Project

The Constitution Project (TCP) founded in 1997 is working to reform the nation’s broken criminal justice system and to strengthen the rule of law through scholarship, consensus policy reforms, advocacy, and public education. Some of the issues they hope to reform are:  providing competent counsel to criminal defendants that are unable to afford lawyers; convicting innocent people and sentencing them to death; erosion of privacy rights and civil liberties post-9/11; and indefinite detention without charge of terrorism suspects. They also are seeking to reform sentencing laws that fail to provide due process and are racially disproportionate; advocating to update our laws to ensure that modern communications technologies are still covered by constitutional safeguards; and scrutinize the fallout of “tough on crime and terrorism” policies.

http://www.constitutionproject.org/


 

Legal Services For Prisoners with Children

LSPC offers 3 student intern sessions per year, January through May, June through August and September through December. During the summer sessions, their interns are expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Prospective volunteers must follow the same procedures as those seeking internships — please submit a cover letter and resume to the intern coordinator Robin Rederford.

Attorneys, law students, investigators and others interested in volunteering with the California Habeas Project should contact Catherine McKee at (415) 255-7036, ext. 309 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about the intern program, please contact Robin Rederford at 415-255-7036 ext. 305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information on Legal Services For Prisoners with Children use the link below.

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/get-involved/internships/

 

 

Go Fund Me

GoFundMe.com is a website geared to online fundraising. If you are in need of funds to help exonerate an innocent person, look to this website as a way to help. 

Website: www.gofundme.com

All of Us or None

All of Us or None is a grassroots civil rights movement of currently- and formerly-incarcerated people and our families.  We are determined to win full restoration of our civil and human rights after our release from prison, and to end all forms of discrimination based on conviction or arrest history. We need your help!! Our chapters hold regular membership meetings; we do outreach for our campaigns and events in the community.  We have volunteer opportunities for interns in our San Francisco national office.  For more information on how to get involved, call Jerry Elster at 415-255-7036 ext. 330 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

http://www.allofusornone.org/

Donations for Ajay Dev's Legal Defense Fund

Thank you for your generous support of Ajay Dev, who has had a great injustice perpetrated against him. If you'd like to make a monetary contribution to help with his legal fees please use the PayPal donate button below. To learn more about Ajay Dev click here.

To donate through PayPal click on the button below.

Thank you,
Advocates For Ajay 


Northern California Innocence Project's Petition Regarding Eyewitness Misidentification

Northern California Innocence Project is asking people to sign their petition, California Attorney General Kamala Harris: Adopt Best Practices for Eyewitness Identification Procedures Statewide

"Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful conviction, afflicting 72% of wrongful convictions proven by DNA testing. Simple enhancements to traditional line-up procedures, however, promise to ensure the detection of dangerous criminals and prevent wrongful conviction of the innocent. These enhancements have been adopted in states across the nation.

In the interest of public safety, we urge you to endorse a statewide model policy encouraging California law enforcement agencies to adopt the eyewitness identification procedures recommended by the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice that are scientifically-supported, evidence-based “best practices.” These modified protocols will increase the accuracy and reliability of identifications, which will serve all members of the criminal justice community while assuring that public safety is enhanced."

To sign the petition, click here.

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