Justice for the innocent and the wrongfully imprisoned

Help for those who have suffered manifest injustice under Arizona’s criminal justice system

Welcome to the Arizona Justice Project!

Every time an accused goes to prison without having received a fair trial, we are one step closer to the loss of our own freedoms. There is no greater punishment than that imposed on the innocent.

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Since 1989, there have been over 3,250 exonerations in the United States. That’s over 28,000 years lost due to wrongful convictions. (The National Registry of Exonerations)

People freed by AZ Justice Project since 1998


Annual requests for assistance received by AZ Justice Project


People represented by AZ Justice Project in post-conviction relief and clemency since 1998


Cases reviewed by AZ Justice Project since 1998


Letters sent anually by AZ Justice Project in response to help

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Voices of Change

Transforming Lives Through Criminal Justice Reform

Arizona Justice Project has had a profound impact on the lives of their clients, offering hope and advocacy in times of crisis. Through their expertise and dedication, they navigate legal complexities to secure fair treatment, reduced sentences, or even exoneration. Beyond legal victories, our attorneys provide invaluable support, restoring dignity, and empowering individuals to rebuild their lives post-incarceration.

In the News

Arizona Justice Project Executive Director Wins Award!

We are proud to announce that Arizona Justice Project Executive Director, Lindsay Herf, is the 2024 recipient of the Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award! Lindsay has been practicing law for more than 15 years. Twelve of those years have been with the Arizona Justice Project, representing wrongfully convicted individuals and those who have suffered a manifest injustice.

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Attorney Oumou Keita Awarded the Arizona Justice Project’s Larry Hammond Justice Fellowship

Attorney Oumou Keita has been awarded the first-ever Larry Hammond Justice Fellowship. Oumou is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Oumou Keita will assist the AZ Justice Project in the identification and representation of the wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in Arizona and assist to improve the criminal justice system at the legislature and in the community.

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Please consider a 100% tax-deductible donation. Your generous contribution helps us fight to free women and men wrongully imprisoned and forgotten in the Arizona Criminal Justice System. Arizona Charitable Donations FAQ
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