This Is Our Purpose

The Illinois Innocence Project is guided by three objectives to bring justice to the wrongfully convicted:

  • To evaluate and investigate cases for credible claims of an Illinois inmate’s actual innocence, and, when appropriate, provide legal representation and/or other assistance toward proving the inmate’s actual innocence;
  • To encourage meaningful reforms toward preventing the conviction of innocent persons in the future;
  • To educate the public and provide important educational and experiential opportunities for students about wrongful convictions