The Hawaii Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization that works to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime in Hawaii. This organization is part of the Innocence Network and the International Association of Police Chiefs, and collaborates with the Ohio Innocence Project and the Innocence Project. Together, they have created a series of educational videos to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and how human factors can contribute to them. The Hawaii Innocence Project is often the last chance for innocent people and their families to seek justice.
The Innocence Project also hosts an annual virtual meeting called Just Data, which brings together diverse stakeholders to promote the innocence movement. When someone joins the Hawaii Innocence Project, they know they are taking on a noble vocation that is often referred to as “doing God’s work”. The organization accepts requests from anyone who has been found guilty of a crime that occurred in Hawaii and who is in fact innocent of that crime. To highlight the contributions of statisticians working in this area, the Innocence Project helped coordinate a special issue of Significance, a journal of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. This issue included articles on the need for objective measurements, reliability and validity, and the meaning of a “coincidence”, co-authored by Innocence Project attorney Dana Delger. Valuable community and taxpayer resources are wasted when an innocent person is wrongfully convicted.
The Hawai'i Innocence Project works to ensure that these resources are not wasted by seeking justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted. By entering your phone number, you can receive regular text messages from the Innocence Project. Employees at the Hawaii Innocence Project love their job because they get to work alongside brilliant colleagues who are driving powerful change. By making a donation to the Hawaii Innocence Project, you help them meet the unique needs of the Hawaiian justice system and you also contribute to justice efforts at the national level.