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NAU Arizona Innocence Project

P.O. Box 15005

Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005

Phone: (928) 523-7028


Arizona Innocence Project


Welcome to the home of NAU’s Arizona Innocence Project (AIP). The AIP is a live-client actual innocence clinic that investigates Arizona cases of alleged wrongful conviction. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our website, and feel free to contact us for assistance, to support our efforts, or even if you just have a question about wrongful conviction.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

Whats New in the AIP?

We’re Moving: New AIP Offices!

The AIP offices are moving to Bury Hall on NAU’s North Campus, and our Main Office will now reside in room 309 there.  NOTE: our phone number and mailing address will remain unchanged. 

AIP Welcomes: Greg Hampikian

NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, this event has been moved to Thursday, April 26th.  The AIP is pleased to host Greg Hampikian, nationally known DNA expert, DNA Crime Scientist, Forensic DNA Consultant, and Professor of Forensic Biology for his April 26th lecture at NAU

Greg was responsible for generating the DNA analysis in the Amanda Knox (the American exchange student wrongfully convicted in Italy) case, and will speak to that case, and other exciting aspects of Forensic DNA analysis.  Please join us for an illuminating evening, as we delve into the exciting world of Forensic Criminology. 

AIP Staff Announcement: Noted Counsel, Alexandr Satanovsky, joins the AIP as Staff Attorney

We are excited to welcome Staff Attorney, Alexandr Satanovsky to the AIP.  Alexandr is an instrumental addition to our team, and we look forward to working together in the cause of justice! 

                                          NAU’s Arizona

                     Innocence Project

                     is a 2011 recipient

of the Department of Justice:

Wrongful Conviction Grant Program Award

The AIP has received $242,322 from the Department of Justice, and we would like to express our exceptional gratitude to them for their generous support. 


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“To truly be advocates for justice, we must acknowledge the reality and the injustice of wrongful convictions. The Arizona Innocence Project serves an important role in our criminal justice system, by vigorously reviewing cases of potential actual innocence while also maintaining a sensitivity to the hardships that can result to victims in these cases.” 

David Rozema

Coconino County Attorney

"If you want peace, work for justice." The Arizona Innocence Project has taken up the call and has served as a beacon to bring that feeling of peace through their work for justice. While the work of the Innocence Project looks at the facts and changes in technology to prove their cases they focus on one other essential element: the life of a human being. In their outreach they attempt to remind a person of their innate dignity as a human being, and the rights that are to be guaranteed to ensure that they are treated justly. While the letter of the law may not always find in favor of the work of the Innocence Project, there is no doubt that as they have heard the cry of the poor their work to bring about justice fills this world with peace one person at time.“

Fr. Gary Regula


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“Simply put, joining the AIP changed the entire trajectory of my life.  Once I began investigating the outrageous claims of misconduct and malfeasance all in the name of obtaining convictions, I knew that I had found my calling.  Through the AIP, I obtained a summer internship, which ultimately led to my current full-time position as the Administrative Coordinator & Policy Analyst at the Ohio Innocence Project.  After two years with the AIP, I was able to handle running an innocence law clinic at one of the top law schools in the country.  I was prepared at the AIP on policy issues, so much so that I was knowledgable enough to work on Senate Bill 77 (The Innocence Protection Act) with the Governor of Ohio and many Ohio Senators and Representatives.  I have the AIP to thank for my success and amazing opportunities that continue to happen in the small world of the innocence community.”

Jodi Shorr

Administrative Coordinator & Policy Analyst

Ohio Innocence Project

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