Over the course of his career he has served as counsel on several high-profile criminal cases and has been successful in exonerating wrongfully convicted clients.
Advisory Board Brian Banks was in high school and on his way to accept a football scholarship from USC when his dreams were dashed as he was falsely convicted of kidnapping and raping a classmate.
Banks served more than five years in prison and another five years monitored as a registered sex offender.
Inhis accuser was recorded admitting to fabricating the charges. With the help of the California Innocence Project, Banks successfully cleared his name, regained his reputation, and earned tryouts with several NFL football teams before signing with the Atlanta Falcons.
Today, Brian Banks is an activist working to prevent wrongful convictions, a nationally-recognized motivational speaker, life coach, and the subject of a major feature film currently in development.
Scott Budnick is the Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition ARCwhich provides a support network for formerly incarcerated men and women and advocates for fairer criminal justice policies. Outside of film, Scott is a fierce champion for young adults in need.
He is a teacher and serves on the board for InsideOUT Writers, an organization that aims to reduce juvenile recidivism through creative writing and by providing a range of services for of currently and formerly incarcerated youth. At 16, he was charged with a murder he did not commit.
Franky was tried as an adult and found guilty, despite his steadfast assertion that he was innocent. He was sentenced to live out the remainder of his life in prison. During his incarceration, Franky never lost hope in himself, the judicial system or his faith. Empowered by these personal convictions, he worked to prove his innocence.
After a long period of facing the dark realities of injustice, he re-emerged as a champion of equality and justice. InFranky graduated from Loyola Marymount University. He is now married and the proud father of two sons.
Denise Foderaro is a longtime advocate for justice and a researcher for the Registry. She is a trustee of the Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation, which supports social justice organizations and research on wrongful convictions.
A University of Pennsylvania alumna, she played a central role in the creation of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, which opened in His recent teaching and research has focused on criminal procedure, DNA exonerations, habeas corpus, scientific evidence, organizational prosecutions, and constitutional law.
His recent publications include a federal habeas corpus casebook and Convicting the Innocent: His newest book, entitled Too Big to Jail:Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law sponsored by the California Innocence Coalition, a group made up of three innocence organizations in California.
Northern California Innocence Project: Santa Clara University Lafayette Street, # Santa Clara, CA Southern: California Western School of Law: California Innocence Project Cedar Street San Diego, CA Consultation only – not for inmate referrals.
This photo provided by the Northern California Innocence Project shows Zavion Johnson, right, with members of his legal team in court in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 8, California. California Innocence Project.
Justin Brooks, Director. California Innocence Project. California Western School of Law.
Cedar St. San Diego, CA Northern California Innocence Project. Cookie Ridolfi, Executive Director. Northern California Innocence Project. Santa Clara University Law School. Additional Resources. Following is a list¹ of other innocence and exoneration projects in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
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