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Lawyers and Advocacy Groups

Alabama

Alabama Youth Justice Coalition (advocacy group)
P.O. Box 4516
Montgomery, AL 36103-4516
Ebony Glenn Howard
Phone: 334-956-8248
Email: ebony.howard@splcenter.org
Marion D. Chartoff
Phone: 334-956-8352
Email: marion.chartoff@splcenter.org

Alaska

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656

Arizona

Children's Action Alliance (advocacy group)
www.azchildren.org

Arizona Justice Project
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
PO BOX 877906
Tempe, AZ 99520-1656

Northern Arizona Justice Project
Department of Criminal Justice
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005

Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (advocacy group)
www.aradvocates.org

Innocence Project Arkansas
School of Law Legal Clinic
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-3056

California

Loyola Law School Juvenile Justice Clinic
The Juvenile Justice Clinic regularly represent children in the delinquency court. While there are opportunities for students to be involved in appellate advocacy, every student in the clinic will have at least one client, and in most cases three or four over the course of their year in the clinic. Students are responsible for all aspects of representation of their clients, from initial interviews through trial, disposition and post-disposition case management.
The Center For Juvenile Law and Policy
Loyola Law School – Casassa Building, 5th Floor – C 508
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-8339
Email: cjlp@lls.edu
www.lls.edu/juvenilelaw/clinic.html

Youth Justice Coalition (advocacy group)
www.youth4justice.org

Jonathan Laba
Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office
800 Ferry St.
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: (925) 335-8081
Email: jonathan.laba@pd.cccounty.us

David Durchfort
Kosnett & Durchfort
11355 W Olympic Blvd #300
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: (310) 444-8898
E-mail:
david.durchfort@verizon.net

Joseph Pertel
Law Office of Joseph A. Pertel
1717 4th St Ste 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 503-5791

E-mail:
jpertel@yahoo.com

Professsor Sharon Meadows
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 422-6202
Email: meadowss@usfca.edu

Professor Connie de la Vega
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 422-2296
Email: delavega@usfca.edu

Alison Parker, JD
Deputy Director, U.S. Program
Human Rights Watch
Email: parkera@hrw.org

Elizabeth Calvin
Human Rights Watch
11500 W. Olympic Blvd.  #441
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 477.5540
Email: calvine@hrw.org

California and Hawaii Innocence Project, California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Northern California Innocence Project, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422

Prison Law Office
The Prison Law Office provides free legal services to California state prisoners, and occasionally to California state parolees. Our assistance is generally limited to cases regarding conditions of confinement. Further, the office does not typically assist or represent prisoners in lawsuits in which money damages are the primary objective. Instead, the office focuses on cases in which a change in conditions is sought. The office attempts to resolve such cases informally, if possible (by advocating to prison officials), or through formal litigation.
Prison Law Office
General Delivery
San Quentin, CA 94964
www.prisonlaw.com

Colorado

Pendulum Foundation (advocacy group)
www.pendulumfoundation.com

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar is an established organization of criminal defense practitioners; attorneys, paralegals, and investigators who are dedicated to representing people accused of crime.
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
955 Bannock St., Ste. 200 | Denver, CO 80204
Office: (303) 758-2454 | Fax: (303) 623-0714
Email: office@ccdb.org
www.ccdb.org

Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (advocacy group)
Kim Dvorchak: kimdvorchak@yahoo.com

Colorado Innocence Project
404 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0404

Connecticut

Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc.
The Center for Children's Advocacy is a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, CT. Our mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of poor children who are dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care. The Center employs a number of methods to achieve its purposes including: systemic representation, individual representation, training for attorneys and child advocates, administrative advocacy, legislative advocacy, consultation.
Hartford Office: 2074 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Bridgeport Office: 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Mailing Address: Center for Children's Advocacy, 65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
www.kidscounsel.org

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (advocacy group)
www.ctjja.org

Connecticut Innocence Project
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Delaware

Delaware Collaboration for Youth (advocacy group)
Janet Leban:
jleban@dcjustice.org

Office of the Public Defender
Carvel State Building
820 French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilimington, DE 19801

Florida

Florida State University, College of Law, Children in Prison Project
Students have advocated for better prison conditions for juvenile inmates, such as better nutrition and education. The Center represents juvenile inmates applying to the Governor for Executive Clemency, which involves a hearing with the Governor and his Cabinet. Students perform other post-conviction work such as appeals and motions for rehearing. Students also conduct research involving patterns of abuse in prison and tracking the number of children in the system.
Florida State University, College of Law, Children in Prison Project
425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
850.644.3400
www.law.fsu.edu/academic_programs/jd_program/cac/initiatives.html

Florida State University College of Law
Public Interest Law Center, Children in Prison Project
Paolo Annino
FSU College of Law
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-9930
Email: pannino@law.fsu.edu

Barry University
Juvenile Life Without Parole Defense Resource Center
Gerard Glynn, Director of Clinical Programs
2169 Forsyth Rd
Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: 407-681-5403
gglynn@mail.barry.edu

Children's Campaign, Inc. (advocacy group)
www.iamforkids.org

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Georgia

Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic and Appeal For Youth Clinic, Emory University
Students in the Juvenile Defender Clinic represent child clients in juvenile court and provide legal advocacy in the areas of school discipline, special education, mental health and public benefits, when such advocacy is derivative of a client's juvenile court case.
Students in the Appeal for Youth Clinic provide holistic appellate representation of youthful offenders in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  By increasing the number of appeals from adjudications of delinquency, we hope to end the unwritten policies and practices that result in youths being committed to juvenile detention facilities.
Karen Worthington, Director
Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
404.727.0333
kworthi@emory.edu
www.law.emory.edu/centers-clinics/barton-child-law-policy-center/clinics/juvenile-defender-appeal-for-youth-clinics.html

JUSTGeorgia (advocacy group)
www.justga.org

Georgia Innocence Project
2645 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Idaho

Idaho Juvenile Justice Association (advocacy group)
www.ijja.net

Idaho Innocence Project
Mail Stop 1515
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515

Illinois

Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Children and Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law
The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth is a joint project of the Center of Wrongful Convictions and Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. It is the only innocence project in the country that focuses exclusively on individuals who were convicted or accused of crimes when they were adolescents or younger. The CWCY believes that youth itself can be a contributing factor to wrongful convictions. The CWCY is dedicated to identifying, investigating, and litigating credible innocence claims of wrongfully convicted young people and preventing future wrongful convictions. We support litigators and advocates in efforts to improve the juvenile and criminal justice system to assure that only reliable evidence is used in prosecuting and convicting youth.
Josh Tepfer, Staff Attorney
Northwestern University School of Law
Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth
357 E. Chicago Avenue, RB 800
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-6298
E-Mail: cwcy@law.northwestern.edu
cwcy.org

Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, University of Chicago School of Law, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project
The goals of the Project include: providing quality legal representation to juveniles accused of crime; expanding the concept of legal representation to address the social, psychological, medical and educational needs of our clients (including developing sentencing alternatives to incarceration); exposing our students to public service careers; teaching students to apply and critically examine legal theory; improving the system of justice in the juvenile and adult criminal court; and developing policies and implementing strategies for effective crime prevention. For the most part, the clients live on Chicago's South Side, range in age from fourteen to eighteen and are supported by Aid to Families with Dependent Children andor low wage earning parents and guardians. Older clients and some from other areas of the city have been accepted. The Project has developed an active caseload in the Juvenile and Criminal courts of Cook County and the state appellate court.
Randolph N. Stone
Clinical Professor of Law
1111 E. 60th St., Room K205
Chicago, IL 60637
773-834-3113
RN-Stone@uchicago.edu
Herschella G. Conyers
Clinical Professor of Law
1111 E. 60th St., Room K203
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-9611
hconyers@uclaw.uchicago.edu
www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/mandel/juvenile

Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative (advocacy group)
www.jjustice.org

DLA Piper US LLP, Pro Bono Juvenile Justice Project
The report Categorically Less Culpable: Children Sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole in Illinois, was co-authored by attorneys at DLA Piper, with the Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children. This report provides an in-depth review of the issue of sentencing children to life without the possibility of parole in Illinois, and includes an examination of the issue in the context of juvenile brain development and the international standards for the fair treatment of children. Over a two year period, DLA Piper lawyers also helped to conduct research for this report by helping to interview nearly every one of the 103 individuals known to be serving this sentence in Illinois.The report has received national media attention and has helped to spark a dialogue in Illinois and across the US-- the only country in the world where minors can be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole-- about reforming the practice of sending children to prison for the rest of their lives. Rich Klawiter, a partner in the Chicago office who helped to found the Illinois Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Children, notes that the Coalition does not advocate for the wholesale release of these offenders, but only that they should be given a chance for release. “There are people in prison for crimes they committed as juveniles who should never see the light of day,” he explains, “but those that show themselves worthy of redemption ought to be given an opportunity before a parole board.”
Report available at:
http://www.dlapiperprobono.com/impact/signatureprojects/casedetail.aspx?case=17

Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
The Public Defender is appointed by the judge when an individual is not able to afford an attorney (55 ILCS 5/3-4006). A Public Defender should be available to individuals at the time of the first court appearance. The Public Defender provides legal representation in the areas of criminal, misdemeanor, juvenile justice, child protection, paternity, appeals, post-conviction and traffic cases.
Public Defender, Law Office of
69 W. Washington Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Telephone: (312) 603-0600
Fax: (312) 603-9860
www.cookcountygov.com/portal/server.pt/community/public_defender,_law_office_of

Medill Innocence Project
Northwestern University
1845 N. Sheridan Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Downstate Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
MS Public Affairs Center 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

John Howard Association of Illinois
The John Howard Association (JHA) receives and responds to more than 1,200 letters and countless telephone calls every year from inmates or their family seeking assistance on a variety of issues—from medical and mental health care to disputes over disciplinary procedures.
John Howard Association of Illinois
375 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 529
Chicago, IL 60611
312.503.6304
www.thejha.org

Indiana

Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, Inc. (advocacy group)
www.ijjtf.org

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
Clinic, Wrongful Convictions Component
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Iowa

Iowa Coalition 4 Juvenile Justice (advocacy group)

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93
Estherville, Iowa 51335

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Kansas

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Kentucky

Central Juvenile Defender Center, Children's Law Center
Legal Representation: The Children's Law Center provides attorney to represent young people in a variety of legal and administrative proceedings including child abuse and neglect matters, special education and other school issues, homelessness, juvenile justice issues, and "multi-system" cases. The Center’s lawyers are engaged in litigation at the trial court and appellate levels and in both federal and state courts as well as administrative forums.

Children's Law Center - Covington
1002 Russell Street, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859.431.3313
Fax: 859.655.7553
Email: childrenslaw@fuse.net
Children's Law Center - Lexington
772 Winchester Rd. Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: 859.253.0152
Fax: 859.253.0162
Email: rebecca.diloreto@fuse.net
cjdc.typepad.com

Timothy Arnold
Department of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 302
Frankfort, KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-8006      

Kentucky Youth Advocates (advocacy group)
www.kyyouth.org

University of Kentucky Innocence Project
630 College of Law
Rm. 225
Lexington, KY 40506-0048

Kentucky Innocence Project
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601

Louisiana

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (advocacy group)
www.fflic.org

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (advocacy group)
www.jjpl.org

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

Maine

Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Maine School of Law
Students represent juveniles in delinquency proceedings, and partner with numerous local agencies to assist our clients in meeting educational, mental health and housing needs. With guidance and instruction from a faculty supervisor, student attorneys in the Juvenile Justice Clinic meet with clients and their families, attend school meetings, file motions, appear in court, and in every respect take the lead in developing programs for their clients designed to avoid both incarceration and recidivism.
Juvenile Justice Clinic

University of Maine School of Law
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 780 4355
mainelaw.maine.edu/academics/clinical-programs/juvenile.html

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Maryland

Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition (advocacy group)
Angela Conyers Johnese
Email: ajohnese@acy.org

Community Law in Action, Inc. (CLIA) (advocacy group)
www.communitylawinaction.org

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Maryland Office of the Public Defender Innocence Project
Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland
201 East Baltimore Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21202

Massachusetts

Lia Monahon
Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, Inc
298 Union Street. PO Box 710
Lynn, MA 01903
Phone: (781) 581-1977
Email: l.monahon@clcm.org

Professor Brian J. Foley
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 358-5464
Email: bjfoley@bu.edud

Citizens for Juvenile Justice (advocacy group)
www.cfjj.org/#

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Michigan

Michigan Juvenile Justice Collaborative (advocacy group)
www.miccd.org

American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Juvenile Life Without Parole Initiative (Hill et al. v. Granholm)
Deborah LaBelle
www.aclu.org/human-rights-racial-justice/hill-et-al-v-granholm

Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901

Michigan Innocence Clinic
1029 Legal Research Building
625 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Minnesota

Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC) (advocacy group)
www.jjcmn.com

Innocence Project of Minnesota
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Mississippi

Mississippi Youth Justice Project (advocacy group)
www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-works-to-improve-mississippi-juvenile-justice

Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Innocence Project New Orleans (operates in Louisiana and Mississippi)
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

Missouri

Missouri Juvenile Justice Association (advocacy group)
www.mjja.org

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Montana

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 8484
Missoula, MT 59802

Nebraska

Voices for Children in Nebraska (advocacy group)
www.voicesforchildren.com

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183
Omaha, NE 68124-0183

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Nevada

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
358 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

New Hampshire

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

New Jersey

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (advocacy group)
www.spannj.org

Centurion Ministries
221 Witherspoon Street,
Princeton, New Jersey 08542-3215

New Mexico

New Mexico Council on Crime and Delinquency
http://www.nmjustice.net/nmsc/juvenile/

New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

New York

Darius Charney
Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway 7th floor
New York, NY, 10012
Phone: (212) 614-6464
Email: dcharney@ccrjustice.org

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street, Mail Code 4004
New York, NY  10027-7297
Phone: (212) 854-8364
Email: c.lopez@law.columbia.edu

Steven M. Watt
Staff Attorney, Human Rights Program
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-519-7870
Email: swat@aclu.org

Juvenile Justice Coalition and Correctional Association of New York (advocacy groups)
www.correctionalassociation.org

Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University
100 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Second Look Program
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway, Room G210
White Plains, NY 10603

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007

The Exoneration Initiative
350 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10013

North Carolina

Action for Children North Carolina (advocacy group)
www.ncchild.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
Duke/University of North Carolina Law Schools
PO Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717

Ohio

Central Juvenile Defender Center, Children's Law Center
Legal Representation: The Children's Law Center provides attorney to represent young people in a variety of legal and administrative proceedings including child abuse and neglect matters, special education and other school issues, homelessness, juvenile justice issues, and "multi-system" cases. The Center’s lawyers are engaged in litigation at the trial court and appellate levels and in both federal and state courts as well as administrative forums.

Children's Law Center - Covington
1002 Russell Street, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859.431.3313
Fax: 859.655.7553
childrenslaw@fuse.net
Children's Law Center - Lexington
772 Winchester Rd. Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: 859.253.0152
Fax: 859.253.0162
rebecca.diloreto@fuse.net
cjdc.typepad.com

Juvenile Justice Coalition (advocacy group)
www.juvenilecoalition.org

Voices for Children of Greater Cleveland and Voices for Ohio’s Children (advocacy group)
www.vfc-oh.org

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020

Oklahoma

Oklahoma CURE (advocacy group)
home.earthlink.net/~okcure

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System - DNA Forensic Testing Program
P.O. Box 926
Norman, OK 73070

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Oregon

Partnership for Safety and Justice (advocacy group)
www.safetyandjustice.org

Pennsylvania

Bradley Bridge
Defender Association of Philadelphia
1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (267) 765-6537
Email: bbridge@philadefender.org

Marsha Levick
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel
Juvenile Law Center
1315 Walnut Street Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 625-0551
www.jlc.org

Mental Health Association in PA, PA Collaboration for Youth (advocacy group)
www.mhapa.org

Pennsylvania Models for Change Community Partnership (advocacy group)
www.modelsforchange.net/index.html

Fight for Lifers, Inc. (advocacy group)
www.prisonradio.org/FightforLifersPhilly.htm

Duquesne Law Post-Conviction DNA Project
600 Forbes Avenue, 632 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

The Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania
c/o Point Park College Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Kids Count (advocacy group)
www.rikidscount.org

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
Collaboration of doctors, social workers and allied health staff from a variety of medical disciplines with the common mission of preserving the basic rights and needs of individuals detained in correctional systems, both in the United States and abroad; Medical care to prisoners in Rhode Island.
Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
The Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Avenue Fain Building Suite E
Providence, RI 02906
Email: NLepp@lifespan.org
www.brown.edu/Research/Prisonerhealth/index.html

South Carolina

Palmetto Innocence Project
P.O. Box 11623
Columbia, SC 29211

South Dakota

Parents Who Care Coalition (advocacy group)

Texas

Southwest Key Program (advocacy group
www.swkey.org

Juvenile Justice Initiative, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (advocacy group
www.criminaljusticecoalition.org/juvenile_justice

Texans Care for Children (advocacy group
www;texanscareforchildren.org

Texas Innocence Network
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060

Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401

Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Utah

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Vermont

Office of the Juvenile Defender
The Juvenile Defender’s Office primarily provides ongoing post-dispositional representation to children and youth who are in the custody of the Department for Families and Children and were represented in original Family Court proceedings by a public defender. It provides representation for these clients at DCF caseplan review meetings, administrative hearings at the Woodside Detention Center and at certain administrative appeal hearings and judicial hearings.  The staff advocates for these children in a wide variety of situations. The supervising attorney in the office also sits on several committees and councils focused on juvenile justice and family services and monitors proposed legislation related to these issues. The office also acts as a resource center for public defenders regarding juvenile law and resources for juvenile clients and their families.
Office of the Juvenile Defender
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05633-3301
(802) 828-3168
(802) 828-3163 (fax)
www.defgen.vermont.gov/staff/Juvenile

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Virginia

JustChildren, Legal Aid Justice Center
The JustChildren Program, which has staff in the Legal Aid Justice Center offices in Charlottesville, Richmond and Petersburg, works to improve Virginia’s public education, juvenile justice, and foster care systems. JustChildren advocates use direct representation, education and organizing outreach, and state-level advocacy to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.
www.justice4all.org/our_programs/justchildren

Charlottesville
(serving city of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.) 
1000 Preston Avenue, Suite A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 977-0553
Fax: (434) 977-0558
Toll-free: (800) 763-7323 (clients only)
Northern Virginia (Falls Church)
(serving cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon and Alexandria and counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Stafford)
Immigrant Advocacy Program
6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 600
Falls Church VA 22042
Phone: (703) 778-3450
Fax: (703) 778-3454
Petersburg
(serving cities of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights and counties of Surry, Prince George, Dinwiddie and Charles City)
37 Bollingbrook Street
Petersburg, VA  23803
Phone:  (804) 862-2205
Fax: (804) 862-2297
Richmond
 (serving city of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Goochland and Powhatan)
Marcel Slag & Lisa Bennett, Managing Attorneys
123 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Phone:  (804) 643-1086
Fax: (804) 643-2059
www.justice4all.org/our_programs/justchildren

Virginia Juvenile Justice Association (advocacy group)
www.vjja.org

Families and Allies of Virginia's Youth (FAVY) (advocacy group)
www.favyouth.org

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Washington

Innocence Project Northwest
University of Washington
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110

Washington, D.C.

Jody Kent
Fair Sentencing for Youth
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 319-3010
Email: Jkent@endjlwop.org

Ashley Nellis, PhD
Research Analyst
The Sentencing Project
514 Tenth Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-0871
(202) 628-1091 fax
www.sentencingproject.org

Justice for DC Youth (advocacy group)
www.jdcy.org

DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY) (advocacy group)
www.dcly.org

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families (advocacy group)
www.wccf.org

Wisconsin Innocence Project
University of Wisconsin Law School
Remington Center
Madison, WI 53706

Wyoming

Wyoming Children's Action Alliance (advocacy group)
www.wykids.org

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Nation Wide

Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
122 Commerce St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 269-1803
Email: contact_us@eji.org
www.eji.org

Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. As a clinic, law students handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
Innocence Project
40 Worth St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10013
info@innocenceproject.org
212.364.5340
All cases for consideration should be mailed (to the address above) with a brief factual summary of the case, including the specific charges and convictions and a list of the evidence used against the defendant. No other documents should be submitted for initial review. The Innocence Project is not equipped to handle telephone or electronic (email) applications. The Innocence Project only accepts cases on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence. If the case does not involve biological evidence or DNA, visit the Other Innocence Organizations page to see if there is a program in your area that provides broader legal and investigative assistance.

Center on Wrongful Convictions, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law
The Center on Wrongful Convictions is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The Center has three components: representation, research, and community services. Center faculty, staff, cooperating outside attorneys, and Bluhm Legal Clinic students investigate possible wrongful convictions and represent imprisoned clients with claims of actual innocence. The research component focuses on identifying systemic problems in the criminal justice system and, together with the community services component, on developing initiatives designed to raise public awareness of the prevalence, causes, and social costs of wrongful convictions and promote reform of the criminal justice system. In addition, the community services component helps exonerated former prisoners cope with the difficult process of reintegration into free society. The Center on Wrongful Convictions will consider cases containing the following characteristics: A Claim of Actual Innocence: The Center on Wrongful Convictions at present is restricted to handling only cases of persons who assert that they were in no way involved in the crimes for which they were convicted.); A DNA case: A claim of innocence which is supported by testable biological evidence. See more information about DNA; A Minimum of 10 Years Remaining on a Prison Sentence (for a non-DNA case)
Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 503-2391
Fax: (312) 503-8977

Centurion Ministries
The primary mission of Centurion Ministries is to vindicate and free from prison those who are completely innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death. We also assist our clients, once they are freed, with reintegration into society on a self-reliant basis.
Centurion Ministries, Inc.
221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08542-3215

Wisconsin Innocence Project , Frank J. Remington Center, University of Wisconsin Law School
The Wisconsin Innocence Project investigates and litigates wrongful convictions.
Wisconsin Innocence Project
Frank J. Remington Center
University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
(608)-262-1002

Southern Center for Human Rights
The Southern Center for Human Rights challenges human rights violations in prisons and jails. To ensure adequate medical care for people who are incarcerated, SCHR brings class action lawsuits.
Southern Center for Human Rights
83 Poplar St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.688.1202
Fax: 404.688.9440
Email: info@schr.org
www.schr.org