Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

Through outreach, advocacy, education, and litigation, the Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth (CWCY) seeks to implement policies and practices that will ensure that the evidence used against youth is reliable. More...

CWCY Spotlight

On April 15, 2015, attorneys from our Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Megan Crane, Steve Drizin, and Laura Nirider, along with student attorney Lauren Howard, filed a motion for relief from judgment in Michigan state court on behalf of Davontae Sanford. The filing received extensive local and national coverage, much of which focused on a 26-page sworn confession by the true perpetrator: an admitted professional hit man named Vincent Smothers. CWCY is partnering with the University of Michigan Innocence Clinic on the case. Read more...