Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Establishes Support Fund for Exonerees with Grant from Venable

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is using a sizable grant from Venable LLP to establish an endowment that will help exonerees from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia get back on their feet after their release from prison.

The endowment, named the Venable-Burner Exoneree Support Fund, will provide social services, behavioral health counseling, job placement assistance, and advocacy training.

The fund is named for Venable and its client, Troy Burner, who spent more than 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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