You won't find a lawyer who'll argue that a person innocent of a crime should do the time. It's not a negotiation. With this in mind, in 1992, Innocence Project embarked on a simple, yet revolutionary mission: use DNA to exonerate innocent people who have been incarcerated and turn those pardons into policy.
Fast forward to 2021, and Innocence Project is responsible for 232 of the 375 people who've been freed based on DNA evidence. But establishing solutions to these problems goes beyond the lifetimes of anyone working on them.
So, how does the Innocence Project team maintain the patience, focus, and optimism needed to stay this long, difficult course?
Listen as Justin Wheeler, Funraise CEO and Co-founder, uncovers the secret to sustained action from Christina Swarns, Innocence Project ED and badass advocacy lawyer.
If you're a nonprofit executive wondering...
- How do I help keep my team motivated when the problem we're trying to solve might outlive us all?
- How can I celebrate small wins and tie them back to the bigger picture?
- How can I stay grounded in the face of uncertainty?
...then hearing how Innocence Project has done it for 30 years will provide you with the motivation to keep working yourself out of a job.
It's estimated that 2% of the prison population—hundreds of thousands of people—are anticipated or expected to be wrongfully convicted in the United States. If you're interested in helping exonerate innocent people, get involved with the Innocence Project today.