The Wisconsin Innocence Project’s mission is exonerating the innocent, educating students, and reforming the criminal justice system by identifying and remedying the cause of wrongful convictions. Every year, our law students and supervising attorneys investigate over 100 claims of innocence. Gifts to the Project assist our clients in many ways.

Making an Impact

Navigating the criminal justice system can be extremely costly. In order to have all of the information about a case, our students must conduct interviews statewide and gather documents from various agencies. In addition, many of our cases require consultation with DNA analysts, pathologists, ballistics experts, and many other specialties. 

The wrongly convicted individuals we represent face countless of challenges once they are released. Some of these include finding shelter, food, and work; adjusting to freedom; experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; and determining their life goals. One way the Wisconsin Innocence Project assists with these challenges is inviting clients to attend the Annual Innocence Network Conference. The Conference provides an invaluable experience for our clients to share their stories and meet others who have similar experiences. The Conference presents on topics such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after release, the first year after exoneration, and financial strategies. Because of the great value of the Conference, the Wisconsin Innocence Project and Innocence Network strive to fund the travel and lodging for any clients who wish to attend.

Making a Gift

Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to make a gift to the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Gifts are accepted online or by mail. 

Wisconsin Innocence Project
University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

The University of Wisconsin Foundation provides assistance to anyone interested in contributing through other means.

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