“Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions established the first project in the United States to identify and rectify wrongful convictions of women. CWC leaders developed the Women’s Project, because women face unique challenges when fighting a wrongful conviction.
“There is typically no DNA evidence in cases with female defendants, making their convictions harder to fight.” said Rob Warden, executive director of the CWC. “Sometimes there was not even a crime at all.”
In addition to representation of selected clients, project leaders also plan to monitor potential cases of wrongfully convicted women across the country, and educate the public about this issue.”
You can read more about the CWC here.