Contribute to Change

If you're moved by the stories of the wrongfully convicted, please consider the innocent men and women who remain behind bars and help us help them.

At the Center on Wrongful Convictions, our ability to help the innocent in prison is directly proportional to the support we receive from individuals and institutions committed to correcting miscarriages of justice and reforming the criminal justice system.

Please share these stories with friends and consider getting involved to help us contribute to change.


The Center has ongoing clerical and data entry opportunities for volunteers. Please email Sara Sommervold at if you are interested in volunteering.

Please enjoy some of the photos from our 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Reception and Award Ceremony.


The Center on Wrongful Convictions relies on private donations to support our work.  Every dollar contributed furthers the Center's mission to identify and rectify wrongful convictions and reform our criminal justice system.

The Center is a part of Northwestern University, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Act. Contributions to the Center are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes. The Center also receives grants and donations from various foundations and private sources.

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By Phone
Please call our office: 312.503.2391

By Mail
Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611