Mission and Vision
Our Mission: Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) is a nonprofit human service organization that provides emergency investigation and legal assistance to low-income Texas citizens who were convicted of crimes they did not commit.
By doing this work, we serve our mission to:
Restore citizen liberty that was unjustly taken
Reconnect families torn apart by injustice
Defend freedom in our democracy
- Promote accuracy and integrity in our criminal justice process
Our Vision: No citizen shall have their liberty wrongly taken from them.
We operate out of our organizational headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas, but we review actual innocence claims by individuals convicted of crimes across the state. On average, we receive more than 150 letters each week from individuals requesting our assistance. We currently have more than 500 cases in line for review.
In addition to our own staff, we utilize the power of volunteers, including law students, lawyers, private investigators, paralegals, and others who are committed to improving the criminal justice system in Texas. Our volunteers work under the supervision of Mike Ware and board of directors leadership contributing thousands of volunteer hours each year.