NCRJ works for child-protective laws based on science, fairness, and good sense, and supports people who are falsely accused or convicted of crimes against children.
Why We’re Here
In the name of child protection justice, community safety—and children themselves—are being gravely harmed.
Innocent Americans are wrongfully accused and imprisoned for sex crimes against children. Parents and guardians of children who die in accidents or fires are charged with homicide. In these cases, coerced testimony and junk forensic science sway judges, juries, and reporters, whose common sense is eclipsed by the mere suggestion of “harm to minors.”
Laws criminalizing consensual teen sex, minor sexual infractions, and a growing body of images labeled pornographic impose serious punishment on adults and minors who have done little or no harm.
Harsh post-incarceration restrictions prevent former sex offenders from reclaiming productive, law-abiding lives through work, family, education, worship, or civic engagement.
What We Do
- Educates lawyers, journalists, students, and the public about fear-mongering, junk science, and unfair criminal justice practices.
- Acts as a tax-deductible fiscal sponsor for community groups supporting the innocent
- Partners with Innocence Projects and other attorneys to overturn wrongful convictions
- Promotes laws, investigation, treatment, and penalties based on science and good sense—and seeks justice for both the innocent and the guilty
May 11, 2013Dorothy Rabinbowitz: The Trials of Father MacRae
“Here once more, in the MacRae case, was a set of charges built by a determined sex-abuse investigator and an atmosphere in which accusation was, in effect, all the proof …
May 8, 2013Psych Experts Support Keller Appeal
“The continuing imprisonment of Fran and Danny Keller on the grounds that they were supposed Satanic conspirators who forced children to engage in evil sexualized rituals is an historical anomaly …
April 28, 2013Joseph Allen Desperately Needs Your Help
Last June, Robert Chatelle and Dr. Emily Horowitz of the NCRJ published this article about the Smith/Allen case, which we sponsor:
There have been some disturbing recent developments.…
April 28, 2013It’s About Time We Freed the Friedmans!
Jesse Friedman, who served 13 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, is now awaiting a decision that could overturn the conviction.