Veritas Mission Statement
About the Veritas Initiative
The report Preventable Error: A Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California 1997-2009 marks the launch of the Veritas Initiative, NCIP’s investigative watchdog organization devoted to advancing the integrity of our justice system through research and data-driven reform, using the work of our preeminent experts in the field. By shining a light on issues like prosecutorial misconduct, the Veritas Initiative and the studies it publishes will serve as a catalyst for reform.
Preventable Error: A Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California 1997-2009 is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, quantitative and actionable study on the extent of prosecutorial misconduct in California, how the justice system identifies and addresses it, and its cost and consequences, including the wrongful conviction of innocent people. By shining a light on prosecutorial conduct, this groundbreaking research, the work of leading experts in the field from the highly respected legal resource, NCIP, will serve as a catalyst for reform.