What is Oregon Innocence Project?
Oregon Innocence Project (OIP) is a joint project of the Oregon Justice Resource Center and Metropolitan Public Defender whose mission is to (1) exonerate the wrongfully convicted, (2) educate and train law students, and (3) promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions.
OIP is the only program within Oregon whose sole mission is to actively track inmates’ claims of actual innocence, investigate those claims, test DNA and other scientific evidence, and litigate when appropriate.
OIP is not a defense program. OIP accepts only those cases where there is evidence of actual innocence. Each case must go through a rigorous screening process before it is accepted. Once accepted, OIP provides all services at no cost to the wrongfully convicted or his/her family.
OIP is administered by the Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Oregon Justice Resource Center is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Oregon Justice Resource Center (501(c)(3)) and the Oregon Justice Resource Center Action (501(c)(4) pending). Having two separate entities allows the OJRC to do a broader range of work.
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