Rouse Frets White Goss continues support and volunteer work for Midwest Innocence Project

Leawood, Kan. – August 25, 2020 – Attorneys from Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes have supported the Midwest Innocence Project for years by donating volunteer hours and attending a variety of fundraising events.

The mission of the Midwest Innocence Project has been to educate about, advocate for, and obtain and support the exoneration and release of wrongfully convicted people throughout the Midwest.

Jerome (Jerry) Bales has spearheaded the firm’s work with the organization, volunteering for the Midwest Innocence Project for the past four years. Jerry has reviewed the cases of prisoners who have applied for help on the basis of their alleged innocence and made recommendations on eleven cases. Other attorneys with the firm, including Elish Meyers, Steven Lucas, and Kirsten Clevenger, have also reviewed cases for the organization.

Additionally, attorneys from the firm have supported the Midwest Innocence Project’s annual Faces of Innocence Gala, a fundraising event that takes place in Kansas City. Jerry Bales also attended the 2019 Innocence Network Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

“I feel strongly that if our society and system of justice cares about convicting those who commit crimes, we must also care about identifying and freeing innocent people who were wrongfully convicted,” said Bales.

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