Christopher Scott, President
The House of Renewed Hope was developed by exoneree Christopher Scott, who spent 15 years in prison, falsely accused and convicted of murder. He was finally released from prison in 2009, and exonerated, with the help of Texas Attornies Michelle Moore and staff. Christopher, along with several other exonerees, now volunteer their time to investigate claims of innocence made by incarcerated individuals in Texas.
The purpose of The House of Renewed Hope is to fight for social justice for the wrongfully accused and convicted through the following activities:
___ Public Education & Presentations
___ Information & Publications about Wrongful Conviction
___ Referral, Assistance and Support for Newly Released Exonerees
___ Fundraising to help wrongfully convicted persons obtain DNA testing and other services
___ Legislative Advocacy
|President:||Christopher Scott, Exoneree/Director of House of Renewed Hope|
|Vice-President:||Dorothy Budd, JD, MDiv, Attorney/Reverend||Treasurer:||Jaimie Page, MSW, PhD, Social Work Professor/Director of Texas Exoneree Project|
|Secretary:||Michelle Moore, JD, DNA Attorney|
|Board Member:||Beatrice Carter, MSW|
|Board Member:||Steven Phillips, Exoneree|
Dallas Morning News Article - 2012 Texans of the Year: Christopher Scott and Michael Morton
CBS News Article - Exonerated Ex-convicts Band Together in Texas
House of Renewed Hope exoneree investigators are currently working on Jimmy Lee Osteen’s case. Osteen, 41, is currently serving 75 years for aggravated robbery.
As reported by Channel 5 news on June 1, 2012,“Osteen is one of the 200 open cases in the Dallas County Conviction Integrity Unit. Christopher Scott is working with the chief of the unit, Russell Wilson, looking at evidence and raising money for things such as lie-detector and DNA testing that must be done to prove innocence. ‘Having gone through the experience of having been wrongly convicted can certainly bring a different perspective to the table that’s not already there,’ Wilson said.”
NBC News Article - Dallas County Exonoree Working to Free Others
Coming January 2013
In this booklet, several exonerees tell their stories, remembering what it was like when they were first released from their wrongful imprisonment. They cover such topics as:
___ The First Few Days & What You Could Expect
___ The Basics: Housing, Food, Clothes, Transportation, Money/Where to Get Help
___ Technology: Cell Phones, Computers, Internet, MP3, CDs, GPS, Mapquest, Social Networking, Etc.
___ Dealing with the Media
___ Getting to Know Family & Friends Again
___ Getting Medical Care & Mental Health Care
___ Dating, Sex, & Intimacy Issues
___ Money & Budgeting
___ Compensation (Getting it & Protecting it)
___ Work, School, & Career
___ Socializing & Getting Out of the House
___ Setting Limits & Dealing with Exploiters
___ Uniting with other exonerees & the Innocence Movement
FREE to all exonerees and those awaiting to be exonerated.
Donations will be accepted by all others. See below for our Donate Section.
All proceeds benefit exonerees that are helped directly through The House of Renewed Hope.
You can give donations directly through our PayPal account or send checks to:
The House of Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 2075, Coppell, TX 75019
The House of Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 2075
Coppell, TX 75019
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