What Does The Lighthouse Project Do?
Lighthouse Project’s mission is to protect the rights of the falsely accused. We help with individual cases as well as research and address the flaws in the legal system that lead to wrongful convictions.
Help For The falsely Accused
The Lighthouse Project workers are not lawyers and our service does not replace your lawyer. We are crowdfunded so we can offer our help at no cost to the falsely accused.
If you are accused, you will still need a lawyer. Your attorney has experience in the courtroom but, before seeing your evidence, he does not know the details of your case. Speaking to a lawyer for the first time, a falsely accused person is often in a distressed state which makes it more difficult to explain your situation and evidence.
Due to the stress an accused person is under, important details can be missed. Lawyers often get a disjointed and emotionally coloured version of events.
Lighthouse works with you to help assemble your evidence into a concise, factual, and organized format that your lawyer needs to win your case. The court systems can be very slow. We help you understand the process better and help relieve some of the stress while waiting for your day in court.
Educating The Public About The Law
Lighthouse engages with members of the legal community, academics, police, and expert witnesses to better inform the public about the legal system and principles of the law like presumption of innocence and due process rights. There has been a growing concern with public faith in the legal system and much of it can be relieved through education. Through articles, videos, panel discussions, submissions to the Department of Justice, and connecting with other similar groups, Lighthouse Project is a growing voice in protecting the civil rights of all accused and drawing attention to the very real problem of wrongful convictions.
More and more people are reaching out for help and the Lighthouse Project has already given many people hope in their darkest times.