Criminal Legal Services

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL DOES NOT SUPPORT, ENDORSE, OR PROVIDE OFFICIAL REFERRALS TO ANY OF THESE GROUPS OR WEBSITES. THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

National

INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.innocenceproject.org
40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
info@innocenceproject.org
(212) 364-5340

A state-by-state list of local Innocence Projects is available on the website.

NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
www.nlada.org
1140 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 452-0620

Massachusetts

Harvard Clinics/Student Practice Organizations

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE
www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/cji
Austin Hall, Room 302
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-8143

Students are assigned misdemeanor and felony cases at arraignments in local district and juvenile courts. Students also represent juvenile clients in administrative and school hearings.

HARVARD DEFENDERS
www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/defenders
Gannett House
1511 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4413

Provides legal assistance to low income people in criminal show-cause hearings and welfare fraud investigations.

PRISON LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/plap
Gannett House
1511 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-3969

PLAP participants represent inmates in Massachusetts state prisons, argue at disciplinary hearings on behalf of prisoners, argue before the Massachusetts Parole Board for prisoners facing parole revocation or rescission, provide legal research assistance in matters ranging from civil rights violations to confiscated property, testify at prison regulation notice-and-comment sessions, and address inmate support groups.

Additional Massachusetts Legal Services

COMMITTEE FOR PUBLIC COUNSEL SERVICES – PUBLIC DEFENDER DIVISION
www.publiccounsel.net
Boston Superior Court Office
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-6212

This organization oversees the provision of legal representation to indigent persons in criminal and civil court cases and administrative proceedings in which there is a right to counsel.

NEW ENGLAND INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.newenglandinnocence.org
New England Innocence Project Coordinator
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 305-6505
coordinator@newenglandinnocence.org

Florida

INNOCENCE PROJECT OF FLORIDA, INC
www.floridainnocence.org
1100 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 561-6767

Maryland/Virginia/Washington, DC

INSTITUTE FOR ACTUAL INNOCENCE
law.richmond.edu/innocence/index.html
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8000

MID-ATLANTIC INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.exonerate.org
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8184
(281) 895-4519
innocenceproject@wcl.american.edu

Michigan

MICHIGAN INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.cooley.edu/clinics/innocence.htm
The Thomas Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48933
(577) 371-5140

New York/New Jersey

THE INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.innocenceproject.org
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
40 Worth Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10013
(212) 364-5340

North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA CENTER ON ACTUAL INNOCENCE
www.law.duke.edu/innocencecenter
P.O. Box 54226
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717
(919) 962-8505

Ohio

THE OHIO INNOCENCE PROJECT
www.law.uc.edu/institutes-centers/ohio-innocence-project
University of Cincinnati
College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040
(513) 556-0752

Pennsylvania

DEFENDER ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
www.phila.gov/defender
1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 568-3190

INNONCENCE INSTITUTE OF POINT PARK UNIVERSITY
www.innocenceinstitute.org
Point Park College
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL DOES NOT SUPPORT OR ENDORSE ANY OF THESE GROUPS OR WEBSITES. THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Last modified: September 28, 2011

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