So you or someone you love has been accused of a crime, and duly convicted in a court of law. Yet you insist you or that person is innocent of all charges, and claim you or that person has been wrongly convicted. Right?

Few if anyone will believe you. They likely assume all felons claim innocence to avoid responsibility for their actions (they actually don't). They don't know you or your loved one, or the specifics of this case. They likely don't realize how common wrongful convictions actually are, and how few are ever exonerated.

Any appeals you've attempted have gained you littleInnocence projects might help you, but they're kept busy serving others. "If you're so innocent," others insist, "why aren't you exonerated yet?" Oh, how little do they know.

You try to get on with your life. If not stuck in prison, you're stuck with a second-class citizenship status. Your earning potential is steeply compromised. You can't afford legal services to demonstrate your innocence. 

 

Your options remain few. Until now. 

 

Welcome to Value Relating's Innocence Claim Support.

Evidence-Based Innocence Claim

 
PRESENT PROBLEM

1

US wrongful convictions are painfully common

- countless thousands to many millions

2

By contrast, exonerations are extremely rare

- right now, less than 3,000

3

Most wrongly convicted are never exonerated

- you do the math

If you're one of those tasked with processing claims of innocence, you know the onerous work it takes to translate wrongful conviction claims into reviewable cases of merit. What if the bulk of that work was already done for you? 

OFFERED SOLUTION

1

Invite every wrongly convicted person 

to post their viable claim of wrongful conviction

2

Limit access to their sensitive details

to those committing to a level of support

3

Allow them to build growing support  

to challenge anyone still daring to doubt their innocence

The problem can be traced to our over-reliance on over-generalizing polarizing norms that avoid nuances of reality.

The solution here is offered FREE of charge. Revenue comes from a small percentage of those supporting the claim.

Speak your truth of actual innocence to power

CHECK how much compensation you're eligible for

What you check

Enter your information. Provide the date convicted, when starting the sentence and the date finally discharged from custody. Add the state this all occurred. 

Include how much earned last year. Then add the state where seeking employment, if applicable. 

The numbers kick out 

  1. how much compensation eligible to receive in that state, and 

  2. how much earning potential could increase if not held back by the wrongful conviction.

What others check

Invite others to CHECK their level of "justifism." Basically, justifism is the irrational trust in the adversarial justice system to create just outcomes from less than just processes.

 

This 20-item quiz spans the initial contact with arresting officers to the back end of unjust collateral consequences of criminal conviction. No email captures, it's simply a wake-up call to us all. 

DECLARE your viable innocence online

Fill out the Innocence Claim Form with relevant details of your wrongful conviction. The form thoroughly covers many factors known to contribute to wrongful convictions. Then provides you opportunity to put your story into your own compelling words.

  1. Claimant & proxy information

  2. Case information

  3. Documentation for verification

  4. Common factors in wrongful convictions

  5. Evidentiary factors

  6. Investigative factors

  7. Complicating factors

  8. Claimant's demonstrated innocence

  9. Claimant's recognized innocence

  10. Process

  11. Requests & responses for help

  12. Collateral consequences impacting claimant

  13. Claimant narrative

  14. Claim support

 

By comparing your information in these relevant areas to cases already exonerated, we can automatically calculate the reliable degree of your innocence. 

For example, if you were coerced into a confession after hours of good-cop/bad-cop interrogation, by detectives who followed leads from a jailhouse snitch, your claim has more merit than if you admitted guilt on the spot without any informant leads.

You provide information to calculate the viability of you innocence. Then you choose what information others can see on your profile page. Your profile page is organized into three sections: public, social, & support.

Public: basic info anyone visiting the site can see. 

For example, a one-line summary of your case, a brief synopsis of your wrongful conviction, the degree of calculated certainty of your innocence, and how much compensation you're eligible if exonerated.

You control whether your legal name is shared here with your picture, or opt for a public pseudonym and avatar image. Share the highlights of your case here, or bury them in your social section.

Your public profile includes a fundraising section. You tease visitors to follow you for a $1 donation to see more. Higher amounts draw them closer to supporting you directly. Only then can they view your social section.

Social: viewable only by those registering to the side, agreeing to our terms to protect your rights. 

For example, the full summary of your wrongful conviction narrative, any down side to your story to demonstrate your humility, your goals if you have selected any, and any followers who agree to be listed.

This section highlights your development after going public with your asserted innocence. It's deigned specifically to share your "cause" of overcoming the wrongful conviction in a conciliatory way, utilizing Value Relating psychosociotherapy

While the public section above remains static (except for how much you raise in the fundraising app), this social section features the unfolding narrative of turning the wrongful conviction obstacle into opportunity to prove your innocence. Now that should be worth something, so you tease them into supporting your cause.

Team: accessible only to your paid team supporters, or to those who select to "follow" your case and agree to be routinely solicited for donations to support your case. 

For example, a list of your supporters, social buttons to follow them on social media, how much impact they are having on our success, and graphs showing how well you're overcoming the wrongful conviction.

You explore your options with your growing support team, you share with them your growing resiliency, together you share feedback you're getting from background check companies and employers, all the while sharing the vast improvement in your wellness

Such support also helps to verify your claims. You might be required to hire an impartial party to review your original documents, to check if your claims can be backed up with the available record. Doing so boosts your estimated innocence score (or lowers it if the record contradicts a claim).

This final section serves as the hub for your support team to support your cause and celebrate your successes. In a sense, this section provides your supporters a "return on investment" when they get to see their contributions help you overcome the barriers of the wrongful conviction, one success at a time.

NOTIFY others of your viable claim to innocence

Once satisfied with the profile page, you are asked who do you want to know you are taking this stance. 

  • Employers who will not hire you because of an errant background check.

  • Landlords denying you housing due to an errant background check.

  • Consumer reporting agencies passing along the errant background information.

  • Bill collectors you cannot afford to pay because of your damaged earning potential.

  • Friends and family members impacted by the wrongful conviction.

Recipients received a standard notification, like this one below, showing the currently calculated certainty of your innocence claim.

 
 
 

Estimated Innocence Score

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[CLAIMANT NAME] thanks you for your understanding. [CLAIMANT NAME] looks forward to keeping a working relationship with you.

 

[CLAIMANT NAME] struggles economically due to a wrongful conviction that prevents meaningful employment. Please be informed that [CLAIMANT NAME] is an innocence claimant now seeking support with help from Value Relating to help support their viable claim of actual innocence.

 

Consider these overlooked yet common problems:

1.  The criminal justice process remains slow to admit or correct wrongful convictions.

2.  Requests for help from innocence projects far outstrips their meager supply.

3.  Most wrongly convicted remain burdened by restrictions on their rights.

 

To help address this need, Value Relating provides opportunity to the innocence claimant to post their overlooked miscarriage of justice. Compared to similar cases already exonerated, Value Relating estimates [CLIENT NAME]’s claim to be [##]% reliable.

 

While we support their official exoneration, we invite your engaging understanding. We invite you to see the merits of their case for yourself at https:\\www.valuerelaying.com/[CLAIMANT-NAME]. You will see we seek a conciliatory solution to this problem, and invite you to switch from complicity in the problem to becoming involved with its lasting solution.

 

[CLIENT NAME] thanks you. You can learn more at https:\\www.valuerelaying.com/innocence-support. 

 

Value Relating

You get this one free generic notification to send out when creating your innocence profile. You are encouraged to take the next step and seek our professional support, providing you specific notifications tailored to each relationship.

You can, of course, go it alone and hope for the best. And we do wish you the best, for every wrongful conviction to be overcome. Or you can request our help for ongoing support. 

Request our professional support for your claim

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Since it’s easier for you the accused to admit human imperfections than for law enforcement and prosecutors to admit theirs, we offer this support .

TransJudicial Service

We offer a "psychosociotherapeutic" service to

speak your truth of innocence to power.

 
1. Check your wellness

 

Are you sick of being wrongly convicted? Why wouldn't you be? This falsehood isn't helping anyone.

Psychosociotherapy assumes you're not internally sick, not without external situations making you uneasy. Wellness requires you to confront the power imbalances that put you where you at. Psychosociotherapy helps you do just that. 

After all, nature doesn't care about our "justice" beliefs. The more we rely unquestionably on generalizations like the guilty-or-innocent binary, the more we overlook our specific needs. Nature warns us with pain.

Indeed, your body responds healthily to what you need when warning you of threats. You experience such warnings as various kinds of pain.

 

You can't accept this injustice, so you understandably feel angry.

You can't handle it all on your own, so you naturally feel anxious

You can't remain on this debilitating path, so you feel depressed.

You can't do much about it now, so you suffer powerlessness

Such pain stems from your situation, not from your "irresponsibility to adjust" to that situation. Instead of avoiding pain, or relieving it mindlessly, psychosociotherapy helps you resolve the underlying needs so you can clearly remove that pain. Any stigma goes to those causing you deep anxiety and depression, not on you for nobly enduring it!

So before you go any further, we ask you to capture your baseline of how the wrongful conviction affects you emotionally

You can still go it alone. Post your claim. Notify who needs to know. Sit back and hope for the best. Or you can request our support, at a cost you can hardly not afford to pass up.

2. Find your cause

Unlike psychotherapy, where you struggle alone to reach a private goal, psychosociotherapy builds support for your celebratory cause. Your cause is to resolve your painful need in a way that benefits others, creating widespread value.

This transjudicial services enables you to transcend divisive judicial norms, so you can finally and fully resolve your needs. Until you do, the pain of this injustice will inevitably persist.

Instead of pursuing some personal "goal" to deal with this injustice, you pursue a supported cause to collectively challenge this contemporary crisis of wrongful convictions. In this cause, you won't be alone!

Psychotherapy’s
personal
goal

 

treats individual suffering from problems of a wrongful conviction

 

uses a treatment plan to ease symptoms caused by the wrongful conviction

 

keeps private your viable claim to innocence

 

relieves pain of systemic discrimination by helping you adjust to second class status

 

focus on stigmatizing medical condition to keep private your anxiety and depression

 

costs absorbed as medical expense or covered by insurance

 

ultimately leaves in place dysfunctionality of adversarial justice to hurt others

 

personal goal may help you but helps few others

Psychosociotherapy’s
shared 
cause

 

addresses relationships causing wrongful conviction problems

 

uses a service plan to ease wrongful conviction stress causing symptoms

 

builds support for your viable claim of innocence

 

removes pain of systemic discrimination by restoring our stolen status

 

focus on liberating solutions others gladly support to remove anxiety and depression

 

cost shared by others benefiting from your growth

 

ultimately replaces dysfunctionality of adversarial justice to respect all needs

 

shared cause helps others avoid harm you endured

The more compelling your claim to innocence, the more likely to attract interest. And potentially more support—emotional and financial. 

Some of that financial support covers the cost of this service. Amounts collected beyond that cost go to strengthening your cause. Still need to rebuild your life? Need to hire an investigator? Need to hire a lawyer specializing in your kind of case?

This just might be what you've always need, if it's a good fit.

3. See if a good fit

This service is clearly not for everyone. At this stage of the providing this service, we're only focusing on those who can demonstrate they had no role at all in the adjudicated case. For now, we're only equipped to serve the full innocent.

When we finally build up the resources to provide this service, we might serve any case with even an ounce of doubt. For now, we must weed out inappropriate innocence claims, such as those with some level of culpability but were clearly over-adjudicated (i.e., over-charged, over-sentenced). 

Check here to see if this service is a good fit for you, and for us. And check here to see an overview of the process, and here for how the service plan may look

Even if you don't see this as a good fit, we invite you to check your current levels of anxiety, depression and other wellness markers. Then see if this is a good fit for you.

You will have to put some of your skin into the game. No one is likely to flock to your page without you putting up the first $10 or $25. Believe in yourself and others may be inspired to believe in you as well. 

You show you're worth other's interest. If we're correct, your wellness will improve. As others see you suffering less anxiety and depression over this, perhaps then they will get on board.

If you have any questions about this service, then drop us a line using the Contact page or using that blue email icon at the upper right of the screen. Let's overcome this crisis of wrongful convictions together, one innocent person at a time. 

 
 
 
 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 
You’re seeing a work in progress.

 

OVERLOOKED PROBLEM

 

Here’s the basic problem: Scholarly estimates put the number of wrongly convicted far beyond the current available resources to exonerate them. The criminal justice courts remain slow to correct their errors, or to even admit to these egregious errors.

 

The National Registry of Exonerations has yet to hit 3000. There are at least 20,000 wrongly convicted Americans, according to a more conservative estimate. Higher estimates climb into the millions. Even one is one too many.

 

I am one of those. I was falsely accused and wrongly convicted back in 1993. I appealed my case, but only received partial relief. Unacceptable. I requested help from the Innocence Project, but told they prioritize their meager resources helping those in greater jeopardy. Unacceptable.

 

I’ve tried getting on with my life, but remain subject to legalized discrimination. I can no longer wait for the innocence projects, journalists, or others. If you too are wrongly convicted, what do you do?

 

OFFERED SOLUTION

It’s time to take matters in our own hands, in a prosocial and productive way.

 

It’s time to declare our innocence, and compel

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MANUAL SOLUTION

Until I know this works to address the problem, I will manually create the profile pages from the info entered into the Innocence Claim Form.

That form is to be replaced, with a process granting you greater freedom to create your own profile page. 

To get there, your feedback is welcomed. Thank you for helping us create a meaningful solution to this painful problem. 

You’re seeing a work in progress.

 

OVERLOOKED PROBLEM

 

Here’s the basic problem: Scholarly estimates put the number of wrongly convicted

far beyond the current available resources to exonerate them. The criminal justice

courts remain slow to correct their errors, or to even admit to these egregious errors.

 

The National Registry of Exonerations has yet to hit 3000. There are at least 20,000 wrongly

convicted Americans, according to a more conservative estimate. Higher estimates climb into

the millions. Even one is one too many.

 

I am one of those. I was falsely accused and wrongly convicted back in 1993. I appealed my case, but

only received partial relief. Unacceptable. I requested help from the Innocence Project, but told they prioritize their meager resources helping those in greater jeopardy. Unacceptable.

 

I’ve tried getting on with my life, but remain subject to legalized discrimination. I can no longer wait for

the innocence projects, journalists, or others. If you too are wrongly convicted, what do you do?

 

OFFERED SOLUTION

It’s time to take matters in our own hands, in a prosocial and productive way.

 

It’s time to declare our innocence, and compel

Progress notes

solving problems by resolving needs
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