History & Structure of the TIDC Innocence Program
How to Make an Innocence Claim (Please note that the Commission does not provide legal services.)
The Innocence Projects provide Texas law students with opportunities to gain practical experience that enhances their legal education and skills while serving the public interest and earning law school credit.
Participating Innocence Projects
In addition to these programs, several other innocence projects are operating in Texas. Information on other innocence projects can be found on the website of the Innocence Network, a national organization of innocence projects, at www.innocencenetwork.org.
In addition to supporting the innocence projects, Texas has undertaken other efforts to respond to wrongful convictions and improve the criminal justice system. These include:
Shared Case Database
In 2007 the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor provided a grant to create a shared case database for the projects to use to facilitate collaboration and reduce the risk of duplicative work at the various projects. The database is administered by the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University (PPRI), and provides access to innocence project caseload statistics and other workload measures. Link to PPRI for Caseload Statistics
Annual Reports of Participating Innocence Projects: