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Janis Puracal


Janis Puracal is the executive director of the Forensic Justice Project in Portland, Oregon. Janis is a litigator with over a decade of experience in trial and appellate work in state and federal courts, and in both civil and criminal cases. Janis joined the innocence movement after she successfully fought to exonerate her brother, Jason, from a wrongful conviction in Nicaragua. Janis co-founded the Oregon Innocence Project in 2014 and, more recently, launched the Forensic Justice Project to focus specifically on the pre-trial or post-conviction connection between forensics and wrongful convictions.