Spotlight: "Making A Murderer"

The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (“CWCY”) is incredibly grateful for all of the messages we have received in support of Brendan Dassey and our work across the country to prevent false confessions by and wrongful convictions of vulnerable juveniles like Brendan. Steve Drizin, our co-founder, has written an Action Agenda for viewers who wish to do something about the issues raised by the series.

Below is a summary of our involvement with the Dassey case and information on how to support the CWCY.


Making a gift to the CWCY

  • The CWCY cannot earmark contributions for a specific case. Your generous contribution will support the CWCY’s work to protect juveniles like Brendan Dassey in the criminal justice system.
  • Beware of fraudulent attempts to raise money in our name. Please do not donate to unauthorized websites impersonating the CWCY.

How to make a secure gift online:
1) Click here to visit Northwestern’s secure online giving web site.
2) Under “Gift Designation”, select “Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth".
3) Fill in the remaining information required to process your gift.

How to make a gift via mail:
Please make checks payable to “Northwestern University” and write “CWCY” in the memo. Checks may be sent to the following address:
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Attn: Alan Paberzs
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

If you have any additional questions about making a contribution to support our work, please contact Alan Paberzs, the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Senior Associate Director of Development, at 312-503-0707 or