Multiple non-profit organizations are dedicated to representing the legal interests of individual defendants, appealing their cases, seeking to exonerate those believed to be innocent, and advocating for important reforms to the criminal justice system.
The Foundation for Prosecutorial Accountability is a unique non-partisan effort to prevent unjust convictions in the first instance by:
- Researching instances of prosecutorial misconduct to develop data related to the prevalence of such misconduct, the forms of misconduct, and the motivations behind such misconduct;
- Collaborating with experienced prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, judges, academics, and engaged non-profits to share data and develop ethical standards for prosecutorial conduct;
- Educating key stakeholders on the scope of the problem and existing systemic problems that either fail to deter prosecutorial misconduct or incentivize such misconduct; and
- Promoting non-partisan workable reforms to increase prosecutorial transparency and accountability, including rational limitations on prosecutorial immunity.
As a result of our data driven, non-partisan approach to a well-defined issue, the Foundation for Prosecutorial Accountability is uniquely positioned to support the evolution of a criminal justice system toward a greater focus on justice, transparency, equality and equity.
Wake Forest Accountable Prosecutor Project
The independent research conducted by the project through Wake Forest University Law School’s Accountable Prosecutor Project will survey the existing landscape of prosecutor accountability, identify target areas of reform, and develop proposals that are practical, impactful, and data-driven. Learn more.