As part of the Conviction Integrity Unit innocence review process, an external advisory board will be created to enhance transparency and foster community support of the CIU’s mission. The advisory board will be meet quarterly and as needed for case review.
The advisory board will screen cases after a preliminary review, make suggestions for further investigation, and provide input about whether to seek relief. In addition, the advisory board will provide input on CIU policies and practices.
Prior to presenting any case, a conflict check will occur to ensure that none of the advisory board members participated in any aspect of the case. All members of the board will agree to keep the work of the board confidential and be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
The advisory board will include: a former prosecutor; a former judicial officer; a law enforcement representative; a Jefferson County public defender or other indigent defense attorney; a member of the 1st JD bar association; a member of the civil rights bar; a criminal justice reform advocate; a victim services representative; and, a community member representative.
If you are interested in serving as a community member representative on the CIU advisory board, please fill out the application below.
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