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|2016 Justice for All Awards Dinner, Benefiting NCIP|
|Date||Thursday March 17|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Join the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) for its ninth annual Justice for All Awards Dinner on March 17, 2016, celebrating NCIP's 15th Anniversary. The mission of NCIP is to promote a fair, effective and compassionate criminal justice system and protect the rights of the innocent. The Justice for All Awards Dinner is NCIP's largest fundraising event of the year, which provides critical resources to help free innocent prisoners and reform the criminal justice system. At the dinner we thank key supporters and celebrate the accomplishments of the exonerees they have helped to free.
2016 honorees include:
Elizabeth Zitrin will accept the Leadership Award. As president of the World Coalition against the Death Penalty, she is a global leader on issues of criminal justice reform and the death penalty. Since 2004, she has served on NCIP's advisory board, providing exceptional leadership and helping shape the organization's development over the years.
Exonoree Maurice Caldwell will accept the Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award. Maurice Caldwell was exonerated in 2011 after spending 20 years wrongfully imprisoned. An activist for the innocence movement, Caldwell regularly educates groups about the issue of wrongful conviction. He has been instrumental in persuading California legislators to pass several NCIP-sponsored bills to help protect innocent people from wrongful conviction and make sure that those who have been wrongly convicted receive compensation.
Jason Bussey and Patrick King, partners at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, will accept the Pro Bono Award. With their leadership and a steadfast commitment to public service, the firm has devoted thousands of pro bono hours to NCIP on multiple cases. Simpson worked with NCIP to obtain the exoneration of Jimmie Dick and currently has two teams of lawyers working on behalf of two other NCIP clients.
$500 per ticket, sponsor packages available.