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 convicting youth.