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Case Inquiries

The Justice Task Force was created to safeguard against the occurrence of wrongful convictions in New York.  One of the first permanent task forces addressing wrongful convictions in the United States, the Justice Task Force was established to review new exoneration cases and examine prevalent causes of wrongful convictions.  The Justice Task Force intends to identify recurring patterns and practices that may contribute to wrongful convictions in New York, and to create and implement recommendations and reforms to reduce the occurrence of wrongful convictions in this state.

However, the mission of the Justice Task Force is to examine cases only after the courts and/or prosecutors have already determined that there has been a wrongful conviction. The Justice Task Force can therefore only review cases after a reversal has been granted. If you know of such a case, please contact

Otherwise, the Justice Task Force is not empowered to handle inquiries regarding pending or active convictions. Those with inquiries about such cases may wish to contact the last attorney of record for the case, or any other counsel able to assist in determining which, if any, remedies or avenues of redress are available. For your reference only, please find below a non-comprehensive list of organizations and resources that may provide, among other things, free legal and investigatory help. The following link may also be helpful in identifying the Office of the District Attorney responsible for a particular case:





Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 503-2391


Focuses primarily on post-conviction cases involving a claim of actual innocence

Centurion Ministries
1000 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 921-0334

Provides legal assistance, field investigation, advocacy, and support for the wrongfully accused; DNA and non-DNA cases

The Exoneration Initiative
233 Broadway, Suite 2370
New York, NY 10279

Phone: (212) 965-9335

Provides legal assistance to wrongfully convicted persons in New York State; focuses primarily on non-DNA cases

The Innocence Project
40 Worth Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 364-5340

Only accepts cases on post-conviction appeal where DNA testing can prove innocence

New York Law School Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 431-2813

Provides legal assistance to wrongfully convicted persons in New York State; focuses on non-DNA cases

Post-Conviction Project
Pace University Law School
78 North Broadway
Pace University Law School
White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: (914) 422-4230

Provides legal assistance to wrongfully convicted persons in New York City and Westchester County; DNA and non-DNA cases

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007

Phone: (212) 402-4100

Screens cases assigned to OAD to identify clients who may have been wrongfully convicted in New York State; non-DNA cases


National Center for Reason & Justice
P.O. Box 191101
Roxbury, MA 02119


Feedback Form:

Educates and advocates for persons falsely accused or convicted of crimes against children

National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center

P.O. Box 638
Holland, OH 43528

Phone: (419) 865-0513


Does not provide free legal services, but refers persons accused of child abuse to attorneys, mental health professionals, and/or physicians specializing in child abuse matters

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