Help Us Build their Future

By Working Together we can make the transition smoother for many exonerees who often struggle to get their life on track. Many factors come into play in this complex process. At Innocence Maintained, we can anticipate and help meet the challenges of the residents as they are confronted with finding employment, a drivers license, job training, medical care, forming new relationships, getting back in touch with family, to name a few. Currently, there are a variety of immediate needs; we need community support to fulfill the wish list and bring Aaron’s vision for Innocence Maintained to life. For a complete list of needs, click here.

 

We hope you feel as passionate about this cause as we do… every donation helps us provide for their future. While we can’t go back in time, we can look forward and find ways to bring new beginnings to those so richly deserving of a new start.

Read TheirStories

Aaron Salter’s story is not unlike many youth who grew up in the city of Detroit. Struggling to make ends meet while raising two boys on a social worker’s salary, Aaron’s mom worked long hours leaving Aaron to his own devices. By the time he was 12 or 13 years old, he had been arrested for truancy, violating curfew and regularly hung out with the “wrong crowd.”

 

High school began for Aaron at the Clarinda Academy in Clarinda, Iowa. This juvenile detention center was his home for eleven months – his punishment for felonious assault. While there, Aaron straightened up. He played football and basketball and maintained a 3.5 GPA. He had potential as an athlete and as a promising student………….

Read TheirStories

Aunt Bobbi’s House:
“Treating exonerees with humanity!”

Aunt Bobbi’s house is designed to be a residential assisted living facility for recent male exonerees. This safe haven is intended to foster independence by providing a temporary home where each resident will have responsibilities…

Innocence Maintained – Can’t Do It Alone

By Working Together we can make the transition smoother for many exonerees who often struggle to get their life on track. Many factors come into play in this complex process. At Innocence Maintained, we can anticipate and help meet the challenges of the residents as they are confronted with finding employment, a drivers license, job training, medical care, forming new relationships, getting back in touch with family, to name a few. Currently, there are a variety of immediate needs; we need community support to fulfill the wish list and bring Aaron’s vision for Innocence Maintained to life. For a complete list of needs, click here. We hope you feel as passionate about this cause as we do… every donation helps us provide for their future. While we can’t go back in time, we can look forward and find ways to bring new beginnings to those so richly deserving of a new start.

Sponsor a Resident

Help us get a new exoneree on their feet. Items needed immediately are clothing, toiletries, food, a cell phone, transportation, etc. If you’d like to support monthly expenses, we can show you how.

Peer Support

Spending time in prison, especially when you are innocent, can lead to bitterness and an inability to trust other individuals or institutions. At Innocence Maintained our hope is to launch a regular peer support group for exonerees. Interested in helping get this off the ground?

On the Job Training

Do you have a business that can provide on the job training for a newly exonerated individual? Most are without any skills, are eager to learn and need an income. Ask us how you can get on our approved business list.

Financial Literacy

At Innocence Maintained, we believe that exonerees need tools to find success once they re-enter life outside of prison. That includes learning how to bank, manage money, pay bills and more. Please support this program.

Computer/Social Media Literacy

Learn the basics of using a computer for everything from job searches to online banking and bill pay. How to use mobile devices, social media and the internet, will be a key part of the training. Want to sponsor this program?

Next Steps

To Sponsor a Project, an Exoneree or Innocence Maintained, Contact Us.

Frequently Asked Questions

What organization filed for your release?

The Federal Defenders Office represented Aaron on appeal then filed an application to the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unity Led by Prosecutor Worthy

Do you recommend polygraph examinations?
Yes, we recommend polygraph examinations when evidence has been tainted, or suppressed, and credibility is an issue
How is Innocence Maintained funded?
We are a 501c3 non profit organization that receives donations, charitable gifts, as well as in kind donations.
Can anyone stay in your housing program?
No this housing project is exclusively for Exoneree’s
How can anyone partner up?
You can partner up by sending an email to auntbobbishouse@gmail.com requesting partnership