Resources

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Amnesty International — Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.  Click to learn more about issues, campaigns, cases, victories and research.
  • Be the Witness — A campaign to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and how we can all work towards addressing their root causes.
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence  — The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries.
  • Brennan Center for Justice — The Brennan Center seeks to reduce mass incarceration through policy and legal reforms and strengthen public defense.
  • Bring Change 2 Mind — The fear of stigma and discrimination can have a devastating effect on those living with mental illness.  It is time to end the stigma of mental illness and stop discrimination.
  • California Post-Conviction Justice Project — The PCJP represents prisoners incarcerated at the California Institution for Women serving a life with the possibility of parole sentence for murder and juveniles serving life without parole in California.
  • The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth — Children Should Never Die in Prison — The CFSY is the national campaign working to end the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without parole.
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Center for Investigative Reporting Archives (now Reveal News) — “At The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. Since 1977, CIR has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public eye.”
  • Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights — Seeks to improve the health and human rights of criminal justice populations through education, research, and advocacy.
  • Center for Prosecutor Integrity — The goals of the Center are to enhance prosecutorial ethics, preserve the presumption of innocence, assure equal treatment under the law, and end wrongful convictions.
  • The Center for Public Integrity  |  Juvenile Justice
  • Center on Wrongful Convictions — Northwestern Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • The Constitution Project — Our system can and does, convict and even execute innocent individuals.  This Committee takes no position on the appropriateness of the death penalty. The injustices that plague our capital system must be corrected.
  • Crime Stoppers USA — National Crime Stoppers organization to create a network of local programs that work together to prevent and solve crimes in communities and schools across the nation.
  • Database of Prosecutorial Misconduct — Database opened to the public in Jan. 2014.  Enables policymakers, researchers, and the public to identify common types of misconduct and raise awareness to increase prosecutorial integrity.
  • Death Penalty Focus — Founded in 1988, DPF is committed to the abolition of the death penalty through public education, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, media outreach, and domestic and international coalition building.
  • Death Penalty Information Center — The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
  • Duke Law Center: Preventing Wrongful Convictions — Duke Law Innocence Project
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation — Defending Your Rights In The Digital World
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center — EPIC is a non-profit public interest research center in Washington, D.C. which focuses on emerging civil liberties issues, privacy protection, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
  • End Revenge Porn — In the war against revenge porn, our mission is to provide resources, advocate for the criminalization of revenge porn, and raise awareness on how revenge porn is just another form of violence against women.
  • Equal Justice Initiative — The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums — FAMM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart and fair sentencing laws.
  • ForeJustice.com
  • Forensics In Focus — Dr. Mike Bowers is a practicing California dentist and a licensed attorney who has assisted the Innocence Project Network in cases where forensic science has erroneously convicted innocent defendants throughout the US.
  • The Foundation for a Better Life — The values we live by are worth more when we pass them on.
  • Generation Progress — Educates, engages, & mobilizes a new generation of young progressives:  It’s On Us to Stop Campus Sexual Assault
  • Global Issues — This site has over 550 articles presenting numerous global issues, aiming to show how they are interconnected.
  • Half of Us — With so many people struggling, why is it still hard for us to talk about mental health? All of us have the power to help ourselves and others by fighting the stigma around mental health.
  • In Homeland Security — A top online news & analysis resource of critical issues in terrorism and homeland security, brought to you by the American Military University.
  • Injustice Anywhere — Injustice Anywhere was created to help bring more knowledge and attention to wrongful convictions and to work to bring much needed reform. We must do more to prevent the unjust imprisonment of innocent people.
  • The Innocence Project — The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals using DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice.
  • The Jed Foundation — Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide.
  • Just Detention International — Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.
  • The Justice Blog — The official Department of Justice Blog addresses wide-ranging criminal justice issues at the federal level with informational posts.
  • Juvenile Law Center — Juvenile Law Center has become a national advocate for children’s rights.
  • Know Your IX — Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence
  • Legal Action Center — Helping People Rebuild Their Lives With Dignity – LAC is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the US whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records.
  • Life After Exoneration — Rebuilding the Lives of the Wrongly Convicted
  • Love is Louder
  • Mapping Police Violence — MPV is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.
  • The Marshall Project — A not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system.
  • Medill Justice Project — Founded at Northwestern University in 1999, MJP is an investigative journalism enterprise that examines potentially wrongful convictions, probes national criminal justice issues and conducts groundbreaking research.
  • Men Can Stop Rape — Founded in 1997, MCSR continues to mentor male youth and mobilize them to prevent violence against women; inspire young men to create their own positive definition of manhood among other values. Are you the type of guy who takes a stand?
  • Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights — “The death penalty is about revenge and hate, and those are the very reasons my daughter Julie and 167 others are dead today.” — Bud Welch
  • Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation — MVFR is a community led by family members of murder victims and the executed that advocates for the repeal of the death penalty and the use of restorative justice to promote a more compassionate and just society.
  • National Action Network — National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness — Mental illness affects everyone.  Mental illness impacts the lives of at least 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children. People living with mental illness need help and hope and families need support.
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness — Homelessness is a complex problem, but for all of its complications, the solution to homelessness is surprisingly simple – housing.
  • National Alliance to End Sexual Violence — An end to sexual violence can be more than our shared vision. It can be our reality. But only if people who care take action.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Liberty’s Last Champion
  • National Center for Reason and Justice — NCRJ works for child-protective laws based on science, fairness, and good sense, and supports people who are falsely accused or convicted of crimes against children.
  • National Center for Youth Law — NCYL advocates for alternatives to incarceration, and works to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system.
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty — 90 Million Strong.  90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong.  The NCADP is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the abolition of the death penalty.
  • National Constitution Center — Freedom is Calling.  Explore It.
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • National H.I.R.E. Network — The National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment network is both an advocate for policy change and an informational resource. The goal is to increase the quality and number of job opportunities for people with records.
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence —  (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
  • National Registry of Exonerations — The National Registry of Exonerations is a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions. They provide detailed information on many known exonerations in the US.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • The Open File — Prosecutorial Accountability – Examine the nature of prosecutorial misconduct, the systems that incentivize it, and the processes which might hold prosecutors accountable. Spark a dialogue that will promote respect for the law.
  • PBS NewsHour
  • Prisoner’s Rights — The ACLU National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons, jails, and other places of detention comply with the Constitution and human rights.
  • Private Corrections Working Group — The mission of PCWG is to provide information to citizens, policy makers, and journalists concerning the dangers and pitfalls of the privatization of prisons and services to stop this social injustice.
  • Private Prison Divestment Campaign — Enlace, in partnership with community groups and unions across the US, is calling on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in for-profit prisons.  Learn More about this social injustice here.
  • Pro Publica — Journalism in the Public Interest
  • RAINN — The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
  • Reveal News — Investigative Journalism (previously the Center for Investigative Journalism)
  • SCOTUS Blog — The Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Sentencing Project — The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system.
  • Solitary Watch: News from a Nation in Lockdown — A web-based project aimed at bringing the widespread use of solitary confinement out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center — The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
  • Suicide.Org — Suicide Prevention, Awareness, Support, and Memorial Wall
  • Truth in Justice — Educational non-profit whose purpose is to inform the public on vulnerabilities in the justice system that cause innocent people to be convicted for crimes they did not commit.
  • University of Michigan Law School Innocence Clinic — “The annals of criminal law are rife with instances of mistaken identification.” — The Michigan Supreme Court in People v. Anderson (1973)
  • Vera Institute of Justice — Making justice systems fairer and more effective through research and innovation.
  • Veritas Initiative on Prosecutorial Misconduct — The Veritas Initiative is dedicated to advancing the integrity of our justice system by researching and providing critical data that shines a light on such crucial issues as the aforementioned misconduct of public prosecutors.
  • Women’s Innocence Project — Innocent women accused of heinous crimes face extraordinary challenges, evidence in such cases is often circumstantial, identifying wrongful convictions is difficult.
  • The Wrongful Convictions Blog
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