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 factual 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 factual 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.


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We cannot do this without your support. Your contributions are important, if you haven't already, please consider donating to the OIP and encourage your friends to give as well! 

Donate using your credit card via PayPal or donate by check: download our Pledge Card and send it in today! Contributions to the OIP through the OJRC are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.  

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  • Steve Wax, Legal Director
  • Bobbin Singh, Executive Director, OJRC

Advisory Committee

  • Lane Borg (Co-Chair)
  • Janis Puracal (Co-Chair, Litigation)
  • Aliza Kaplan (Vice Chair, Policy)