Correcting and Preventing Wrongful Convictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

How To Help

Investigating and litigating innocence claims often takes years and involves teams of lawyers, investigators and experts. Since this is an incredibly complex and expensive process, MAIP needs your help to do this work as effectively as possible so the innocent people we represent can obtain their freedom.

To date, we have received more than 6,000 requests for help from prisoners and their families in our region. Our staff consists of two full-time attorneys, one part-time attorney and a program associate. We are in the process of hiring a staff investigator, but have no administrative personnel and only one attorney who is devoted full-time to the litigation of MAIP cases. Therefore, we rely heavily on students and attorneys to help us process and investigate our cases. If you are a student or lawyer in our region and would like to volunteer with our organization, please go to our Volunteer page for more information. We are also particularly interested in experienced investigators and individuals with forensic science expertise.

Additionally, MAIP could not thrive without the help of its partner companies. From design groups to law firms, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of corporate support. If you are interested in becoming one of our partners, please reach out to us.

And if you don’t have the time to volunteer in person, you can help from anywhere. Take action by writing letters to local newspapers, governors and legislators regarding your concerns about our nation’s judicial system and wrongfully imprisoned individuals. Or, you can help us continue our work by making a financial contribution. MAIP relies on support from individuals, schools and law firms in order to keep working. We appreciate any and all contributions, no matter how small.