The Nebraska Innocence Project (NEIP) is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide pro bono legal assistance to incarcerated individuals who have been wrongly convicted of crimes in Nebraska and who no longer have a right to court-appointed counsel. NEIP also educates the public about wrongful convictions and supports reforms in the criminal justice system that will help prevent innocent people from being convicted in the future by giving public presentations, writing letters and articles, collaborating with other justice-oriented groups, and participating in events such as the annual Nebraska Bar Association meeting and National Innocence Network Conference. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, NEIP has a board of directors who also facilitate and perform the work of the organization:
- Brian Bornstein- Vice President
- Leah Georges – President
- Raneta Mack – Secretary
- Amy Miller
- Pat Mullen
- Rebecca Murray
- Mark Sundermeier
- Mike Wilson – Treasurer
The Nebraska Innocence Project and the Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) have historically had a collaborative working relationship. Through this collaboration, the two projects identified an area of common interest and recognized the need for a formal partnership together. In 2016, NEIP and MIP joined forces to increase the efficiency of innocence work in Nebraska and fund a joint-staff member in Nebraska. This collaboration provides several advantages for Nebraska applicants, such that cases are screened jointly and NEIP and MIP can co-represent applicants. The partnership also allows us to work together in legislative reform efforts.
All applications for assistance should be directly sent to the Midwest Innocence Project at:The Midwest Innocence Project
605 West 47th Street, Suite 222
Kansas City, MO 64112
More information can be found at www.nebraskainnocenceproject.org.