Ride for the Arizona Justice Project in El Tour de Tucson

Arizona Justice Project is participating in the 2018 El Tour de Tucson! You can support the Arizona Justice Project by riding in El Tour de Tucson or donating to our Justice Riders team!

El Tour de Tucson is held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It’s a fundraising bike ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities. This ride features events for both families and serious cyclists. To register for El Tour de Tucson and fundraise for AJP, follow these steps:

(a) Fill out the El Tour de Tucson application form and waiver here.

(b) To secure registration on our team, please send your completed application along with your Entry Fee of $145 (Main Event) or $25 (Fun Ride) to the Arizona Justice Project (address listed below).

(c) The Arizona Justice Project will ensure your registration in the Ride and will email you a link to create your own personal fundraising webpage! Fundraise as if you’re flying downhill with the wind at your back through the Justice Riders website –
(https://www.mightycause.com/team/Justiceriders).

(d) Registration closes on October 31, 2018. AJP must receive your application by October 31, 2018.

Mail your application and entry fee to:

Attn: Megan Ealick
Arizona Justice Project
C/O ASU, Mail Code 4420
411 N. Central Ave., Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions on registering for the event or getting your racing information please contact Megan Ealick at 602-496-1046 or email megan.ealick@azjusticeproject.org.

Visit the El Tour de Tucson website for more information and event FAQs at: http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/

NBA Voices Joins the Innocence Network

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the NBA and the Innocence Network, of which the Arizona Justice Project is a founding member.

The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) partnership with the Innocence Project and the larger Innocence Network of organizations around the world will expand to include NBA Voices. NBA Voices is the NBA’s initiative to promote inclusion, uplift voices, and bridge divides in our communities.

This new partnership will build greater understanding about issues related to wrongful convictions. The Arizona Justice Project is grateful that we will have an exciting new platform to bring local NBA fans together to work for change.

Click the link to learn more and join the team: https://www.innocenceproject.org/innocence-movement-joins-nba-voices/

New Arizona task force works to right wrongful convictions through hair evidence

New Arizona task force works to right wrongful convictions through hair evidence

ASU Now has published a story about the Arizona Justice Project and the ASU Post-Conviction Clinic’s work as part of an innovative statewide hair-review Task Force. This effort, which grew out of the Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee, also includes Arizona DPS Crime Lab, the Phoenix Crime Lab, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. The hair-review Task Force will examine hundreds of convictions where hair microscopy was used against the defendant. Where identity may be at issue, DNA testing can now be used to resolve a claim of innocence.

Read more about the review effort in the ASU Now story here.