For media inquiries or questions / comments from the public pertaining to The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, please use this web-form. Due to The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation wanting to reduce our backlog of nearly 1000 cases that are currently waiting our approval or rejection, with many applicants having waited several years, we are no longer accepting any new applications at this time: our goal is to remove the backlog.
Please do not use the web-form to ask the Foundation for any of the following:
- To call or meet with you in person to discuss a case you would like us to consider- in order to reduce our backlog, we are not currently accepting any new applications. In addition, even if we were accepting new applications, our policy is to only deal directly with potential clients through the mail.
- To ask for an update on a family member or friend's case which is from our active cases. Again our policy is to only deal directly with our clients or potential clients - it is up to the client to keep friends, family. and advocates up to date if they choose to do so;
- To ask us questions about cases other than our active cases; we unfortunately do not have the time to do so
- To solicit our help with cases that are pre-conviction, or to get involved in cases that have not yet gone to trial (we do not have the manpower to do that nor are equipped to handle those cases);
- To ask us to get involved in a death penalty case. Death penalty cases are not only beyond the geographical area we serve when we are taking active cases, but they also require a special skill set we don't have.
- To ask us to review any legal documents in order to give you our opinion - we unfortunately only have time to review legal documents pertaining to cases that we are currently working on
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3 Things You Can Do to End Police Killings and Fix the Criminal Justice System
December 10, 2014
Matthew Cooke and Adrian Grenier
We're doing a lot of talking. That's good. Now let's make them accountable.
Since the shooting of Mike Brown, more than 14 black teens have been killed by the police, including 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a boy in Cleveland, Ohio who was murdered less than two seconds after police arrived at a playground to answer a 911 call related to a black child carrying a pellet gun.
If you're a black teenager you're 21 times more likely to be shot by a police officer than if you're white. So we've been talking about racism.
Exonerated but not free: What do we owe the wrongfully convicted?
November 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST
The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted
The toll of varied laws for compensation for the wrongfully convicted is examined.
In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make up for the emotional damage on those who've been wrongfully convicted. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
Chabad of the Shore
September 4, 2015
Chabad of the Shore, a Jewish community organization in Long Branch, NJ, hosted a dinner and invited Jeffrey Deskovic to be the guest speaker, followed by Q&A.
August 31, 2015
Jeffrey Deskovic was honored with being invited to speak at TEDxMartha's Vineyard along with other preeminent leaders, thinkers, and doers.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, which now has given birth local, self-organized TEDx events on a global scale. TEDxMartha's Vineyard is a day of talks, performances, and community building on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts each August.