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Striving for Justice

The Integrity of Justice Project works to identify and reform practices that contribute to the conviction of innocent people.

Former King County Prosecutor, the late Norm Maleng, understood the complexity and urgency of this issue.  He summed up the need for action in his foreword to the American Bar Association’s 2006 report, “Achieving Justice: Freeing the Innocent, Convicting the Guilty.”

    

“We will never be perfect—no system that relies on the judgment, reliability, and honesty of mortal human beings can ever be so.  But it is not enough to accept a particular tolerance level for error in the system; we must work to prevent practices that can lead to injustice.”