The New England Innocence Project (NEIP) provides pro bono legal representation to people who have claims of actual innocence in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
In addition to its work on behalf of individuals, NEIP raises public awareness of the prevalence, causes, and costs of wrongful convictions, and advocates for reforms that will reduce their incidence.
NEIP's small staff, supplemented by interns from area law schools and colleges, collaborates with attorneys, scientific/technical experts, and scholars to investigate and litigate cases of actual innocence. To date 39 innocent individuals from New England have been exonerated. Many exonerees continue to work with NEIP-using their experience to further the innocence movement.