The CWCY is a joint project of the Center of Wrongful Convictions and Children and
Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic.
It is the only innocence project in the country that focuses exclusively on individuals
who were convicted or accused of crimes when they were adolescents or younger. The
CWCY believes that youth itself can be a contributing factor to wrongful convictions.
Click here to find out why.
The CWCY is dedicated to identifying, investigating, and litigating credible innocence
claims of wrongfully convicted young people and preventing future wrongful convictions.
We support litigators and advocates in efforts to improve the juvenile and criminal
justice system to assure that only reliable evidence is used in prosecuting and
Staff at the CWCY
Here's a list of other organizations that provide valuable
information and with whom CWCY works!