After Innocence

Re-Entry Assistance and Advocacy for America's Wrongfully Convicted

After Innocence provides re-entry assistance and advocacy for America's wrongfully convicted

About After Innocence


After Innocence provides reliable, efficient re-entry assistance for America’s wrongfully convicted, and advocates with exonerees for laws that provide them with meaningful compensation and effective re-entry support.


We are working toward a not-too-distant future in which:

  • We acknowledge the real consequences of wrongful conviction, including on the lives of the wrongfully convicted and their families, and make reasonable, meaningful amends in that regard;

  • Every state provides a fair, transparent process by which a person who proves in court that he or she was actually innocent of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned will be eligible for meaningful compensation and re-entry assistance; and

  • Every exoneree in the United States will have access to a basic level of consistent, effective re-entry assistance to help them rebuild their lives after wrongful conviction, whether they have been out of prison for two weeks or two decades.

Through this work, we will demonstrate what a good society does when its justice system recognizes that it has put the wrong person in prison.


After Innocence is a 501(c)(3) public charity (Tax ID: 81-0944502) based in Oakland, California. (We are not affiliated with the 2005 documentary film, After Innocence, or its filmmakers.)  After Innocence is a member of the Innocence Network, which brings together organizations that work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.

Donations to After Innocence are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Jon Eldan, Director


Jon Eldan is an attorney in Oakland, California. His work has been profiled in recent articles by The Marshall ProjectBerkeley Law School, California Magazine, HuffPost and Time Magazine.  

Advisory Board

Barry C. Scheck - Co-Founder, The Innocence Project

Bryan Stevenson - Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Dave Eggers - Author and Co-Founder, Voice of Witness

Joan Petersilia - Stanford University School of Law, Co-Director Stanford Criminal Justice Center

John Thompson  (in memoriam) - Death row exoneree and Founder, Resurrection After Exoneration

Kirk Bloodsworth - Death row exoneree and Executive Director, Witness to Innocence

Robin Steinberg - CEO, The Bail Project

Sabrina Butler - Death row exoneree and anti-death penalty activist

Samuel Gross - University of Michigan Law School; Co-Founder, National Registry of Exonerations

Scott Turow - Author and attorney  

Board of Directors

Jon Eldan

James Mink

Joshua Greene