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Innocence Project

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Innocence Project is a offender rehabilitation program based in New York, NY that was founded in 2003. As of 2019 they had $27 million in revenue and $40 million in assets.

The Innocence Project works to exonerate innocent people through DNA testing and reform the criminal justice system to prevent injustice.

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Program areas at Innocence Project

Legal services (includes legal, intake and social work): The Innocence Project leverages The fact-finding science of dna testing to expose errors in The criminal justice system and to exonerate people in prison or on death row for crimes they did not commit. To determine which cases we can accept, our steadfast intake team reviewed nearly 2000 letters in fiscal year 2019 from people requesting investigation into their Innocence claims. The team then conducts an in-depth evaluation of The cases to determine whether dna testing can prove Innocence and presents them to our legal team to make a final determination of which cases to accept. Once cases are accepted, our staff attorneys work with cardozo law school clinic students to investigate The cases, to find biological evidence and to gain access to post-conviction testing through agreements or court orders. When dna results or other newly discovered evidence proves our clients' Innocence, ...

Science and research: The ip provides resources to assist researchers, lawyers, journalists, and members of The public interested in wrongful convictions. These resources include statistics about exoneration cases, systematic literature reviews of specific research questions, evaluation of forensic science methods, analyses of special topics, and ideas for future research. In The fiscal year ending june 30, 2019, we published a synthesis of cognitive bias research in forensic science in forensic science international and an analysis of guilty pleas and wrongful convictions in federal sentencing reporter. We also participated in The public comment and review process of several standards development organizations working to develop standards relating to forensic science.

Policy: The Innocence Project works with congress, state legislatures and courts, executive agencies, local leaders and law enforcement to pass laws, policies and rules to reveal and prevent wrongful convictions. Our policy priorities reflect The lessons learned from dna exonerations and address The contributors to wrongful convictions, which include: eyewitness misidentification, unvalidated and improper forensic science, false confessions, incentivized witnesses, government misconduct, and inadequate defense. The Innocence Project works to ensure fair access to post-conviction dna testing and preservation of biological evidence for testing, as well as legal mechanisms for innocent people seeking relief through new non-dna evidence. We work to implement police practice reform, from improved identification procedures to The recording of custodial interrogations. The policy department also educates system players about The human factors that affect criminal investigations, from racial and implicit bias to tunnel vision. We also advocate for laws that fairly compensate exonerated people so that ...

Form 990s for Innocence Project

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Oct 19, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Sep 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 6, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 24, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Innocence Project

Total grants, contributions, etc.$26,490,219
Program services$272,765
Investment income and dividends$493,868
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$382
Net income from fundraising events$-62,102
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$506,245
Total revenues$27,701,377

Vendors for Innocence Project

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Tait Weller and Baker LLPTax accounting2020-06-30
█████████Content management system software2019-08-16
███ █████ █████Legislative Consulting$130,1052019-06-01
████████ ██████████Development Consulting$143,0822019-06-01
███Benefit Event Consultant$74,9702019-06-01
█████ ███ ███Communication Consulting$237,4002019-06-01
███████ ██████████ ███Public Interest Consulting$130,1052019-06-01

Personnel at Innocence Project

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Joseph ThompsonChief Financial Officer-Nov. 22, 2020
Christina SwarnsExecutive Director-Nov. 22, 2020
██████ ████Director of Operations$146,526May 20, 2020
████ █████Communications Director$146,421June 30, 2018
████ ███████Director of Information Technology-May 20, 2020
██████ ███████Director of Development and External Affairs$159,202Nov. 22, 2020
███████ █████Director of Policy / Policy Director$143,567Nov. 22, 2020
█████ ████ ████Director of Individual Giving-May 20, 2020
████████ ███████State Campaigns Director-May 20, 2020
███████ ████████Director of Human Resources-Nov. 22, 2020
...and 23 more key personnel

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