Forensic Justice Project
Organization mission statement:
Forensic Justice Project assists public defenders and private appointed counsel in understanding and challenging the forensic and other scientific evidence in their cases. The mission of FJP is to develop sound scientific evidence where appropriate in order to prevent, or correct, wrongful convictions.
FJP has a temporary website and seeks to create a more user-friendly and appealing website to convey its mission and instill confidence in our work. A new website will also help to educate the public about the importance of preventing and correcting wrongful convictions in Oregon.s.
Current website: www.forensicjusticeproject.org
Facebook: Forensic Justice Project
How does your organization serve immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, and underrepresented communities and causes? *: FJP has applied for and is awaiting approval as a 501(c)(3) organization. FJP serves underrepresented communities and causes by assisting in indigent defense criminal cases. These underserved populations are largely poor or people of color.
How is diversity, equity and inclusion relevant for your organization? *: Equity and inclusion is a key tenet of the FJP mission. Our goal is to reflect the community that we serve. To that end, one of our Board Members (Lisa Grady Willis) is the Equity and Inclusion leader at Portland State University and is using her expertise to ensure that FJP keeps principles of equity and inclusion at its core.