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We hope you'll join us on Thursday, May 18, 2023, to celebrate the Ohio Innocence Project's 20th Anniversary!
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Cincinnati Music Hall
1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program and Dinner featuring world renowned author John Grisham
8:30 p.m. Afterparty featuring the Exoneree Band
$20,000 Champion of Innocence - includes 4 tickets to VIP Reception with John Grisham
$10,000 Defender of Innocence - includes 2 tickets to VIP Reception with John Grisham
$5,000 Advocate of Innocence
$2,500 Patron of Innocence
If you’re interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mindy Roy.
About The Ohio Innocence Project
The simply stated goal of the Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law is to free every innocent person in Ohio who has been convicted of a crime they didn't commit.
We’re proud to be a part of the University of Cincinnati, where we made our home in 2003. In our 20 years, we have freed 40 wrongfully convicted Ohioans, who collectively served over 775 years behind bars. That makes us one of the top-performing members among the international Innocence Network.
Our work includes helping develop and advocate for lasting criminal justice reform through legislation as well as launching Ohio Innocence Project University, an active network of student groups at colleges across the state.
Ohio Innocence Project's impact by the numbers
|40||Number of men and women released |
|7||Average number of years each case is worked on prior to release|
|356||Number of new applicants who reached out in 2021|
|$12,500||Average amount spent on expert testimony per case|
|12||Average number of cases that will eventually result in some form of litigation each year|
|20||Number of OIP Student Fellows working on cases|
|4||Number of OIP Student Fellows doing policy work|
|14||Average number of students who work on one case (two students per case at any given time)|
To learn more about the work of the Ohio Innocence Project, please visit our website.
A Very Special Thank You to OIP's 20th Anniversary sponsors!
Champion of Innocence
Bob and Tina Donelan
John Isidor and Sandy Kaltman
Dianne and J. David Rosenberg
The Dayton Foundation
Defender of Innocence
Duke Energy Corporation
Dan and Deb Meyer
Advocate of Innocence
1919 Investment Counsel
The Law Office of Michele L. Berry, LLC
Rittgers & Rittgers
John and Dena Cranley
Eddie and Nina Paul
Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
Patron of Innocence
Bret and Alison Caller
Jim Heldman and Wendy Saunders
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Freking Myers & Reul LLC
David and Sarah Wise
Covers the cost for a public record request or transcript.
Covers the cost for three hours of private investigator time.
Covers the cost for two hours of expert witness review and analysis.
Covers the cost for one standard DNA test.
Covers the cost for prison visits or investigative trips for OIP student fellows.
Covers the cost to support programming for one OIP-u chapter for a year. There are currently 12 active chapters.
Covers the cost for One OIP Fellow summer salary. There are currently 24 OIP Fellows.
Cost for the Annual OIP-u training conference for chapter student leaders and faculty advisors.
Multiple advanced DNA tests in a complicated case.
Cost to send exonerees to Annual Innocence Network Conference, where they receive counseling to help rebuild their lives.