After Innocence

After Innocence

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After Innocence (AI) is a public charity organization based in Oakland, California with a mission to provide reliable, efficient re-entry assistance for America’s wrongfully convicted, and advocates with exonerees for laws that provide them with meaningful compensation and effective re-entry support. They provide the innocent with free, one-on-one assistance with getting and using health care and public benefits, legal services, and working for long-term change by promoting better compensation laws. AI’s three-part program include coordinating access to health care, social services, public benefits and legal services for individual exonerees in their own communities, documenting exonerees’ experiences after release; and advocating for laws that fairly compensate exonerees for time lost, and assist them with the road ahead. AI also offer to help the incarcerated people make the most of the social services available to them in their communities, by making them aware of what is available, doing what AI can to help them past impediments to getting the help, and by making warm hand-offs to local agencies. AI take on special projects for the exoneree population such as the Wrongful Conviction Tax Relief Act and Dental Services for Exonerees.

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