We provide pro bono (free of charge) legal assistance to inmates who assert factual innocence and where there is the possibility of proving innocence. 

Our office only takes cases from Oregon. If you or your loved one are in another state please visit the Innocence Network website to find a list of other organizations that may be able to help you.

In order to submit a case for our consideration, you must complete and sign the case screening questionnaire. The questionnaire requests specific documents that must also be signed and submitted before the review process can begin. Do not submit any transcripts or additional documents unless specifically requested by us.

Completed questionnaires and supporting documents can be mailed to us at:

Oregon Innocence Project
PO Box 5248
Portland, Oregon 97208

Please understand that we receive many requests every week and it will take some time for us to respond to the application or inquiry. The applicant will be notified when we have received the questionnaire and also when it is determined whether or not the case is one we can take. Otherwise, OIP does not correspond with applicants about their case unless we decide we need additional information to screen the case. If OIP does begin work on a case, project staff or volunteers will contact the prisoner directly. If OIP decides to represent an individual, it will provide him or her with a written representation agreement to be signed by that individual.

Please do not call our office to inquire about the status of an application.