The first and only organization in the nation dedicated to preventing and overturning wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative is an independent organization providing digital forensic services to public defender organizations and innocence projects throughout the nation.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative is dedicated to providing expert forensic services and training to advance a uniformed national standard for exonerating the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative is made up of a criminal defense attorney, a board certified criminal defense investigator and an Encase and Cellebrite certified digital forensics examiner.
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF FIRST EVER DIGITAL EVIDENCE INNOCENCE INITIATIVE
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative (DEII) is the first and only organization in the nation solely dedicated to exonerating the innocent, in cases involving digital evidence. Providing expert forensic services, resources and training to advance a uniformed national standard Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for preventing wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. DECAM by was created by IRIS LLC for the defense community to reduce pre‐trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. Applied to post-conviction review in cases where digital evidence was a deciding factor; became the genesis for the first ever Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative seeks to provide technical and forensic assessment and assistance for attorneys representing individuals who are convicted of crimes for which they are innocent in which digital evidence may have or could have been a deciding factor. In order for us to assist you, the following must apply:
You must be an attorney representing a person convicted of a crime.
Your client must be factually innocent of the crime for which they have already been convicted. “Factually innocent” means that your client was not the person who committed the crime.
Your client’s sentence must include at least a ten year period of incarceration.
Your client must be no less than five years from your estimated release date.
There must be some new evidence in your case which would establish your client’s innocence. New evidence is evidence which was not known at the time of your sentencing. Such evidence may be the result of further investigation, or new or additional forensic testing.
If your case fits the above criteria, please completely answer the Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative request form below assistance.
FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM: DIGITAL EVIDENCE
A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys
Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) along with free resources in our online Digital Evidence Toolbox.
Presented by IRIS LLC at the New England Regional Public Defender training
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Middlesex Community College.
To create a national standard using a proactive triage approach to manage cases involving potentially time-sensitive digital evidence. Using early case assessment to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions. Apply these same methods to and techniques in post-conviction claims of innocence using new digital forensic technology.
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative provides:
Equal access to expert services and the latest technology.
The first standardized training of the Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM)™
Promotes early assistance of counsel and early case triage using DECAM to identify and preserve critical time-sensitive digital evidence.
Ongoing advanced training to defense teams to understand the underlying science to ensure effective representation in cases in which digital evidence plays a role.
Identifies new forensic practices and techniques.
The Concept of Digital Innocence
The concept of The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiativebegan in 2014 when a Connecticut criminal defense investigator and a certified digital forensic expert created a repeatable case assessment method and online resource guide. Our practice to reliably triage and preserve critical time-sensitive digital evidence in pre-arrest situations, pre-trial matters, and post-conviction review has been met with significant successes in court.
In 2015 the new training program was adopted by the Connecticut Public Defender Office for investigators and attorneys. Since then, advanced training classes, digital resources and expert forensic services have been provided to promote early case assessment.
In 2018 the Digital Evidence Innocence Initiativecombined the talents of an independent digital forensic lab and an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney to expand services to other defender agencies across the nation.
Digital Forensic Consulting and Expert Services
The Digital Evidence Innocence Initiativeprovides cost-effective certified digital forensic services nationwide through eLab Digital Forensics, an independent digital forensic laboratory that provides services and supportto public defender organizations. Our certified experts apply the latest digital forensic technology to recover and analyze digital evidence in accordance with ISO 17025 standards. eLab provides independence from prosecution operated forensic labs and offers parity in capabilities and resources to promote equal access to expert digital forensic capabilities for all persons accused of a criminal offense.