Initiative investigates cases where there is:

A conviction of a criminal offence; and
Claim of factual innocence OR case materials likely to support claim; 
Initial investigations support claim; and; 
Likelihood of new evidence establishing innocence.

Initiative will not investigate cases where:

Matter is currently before a court/awaiting trial or appeal
Claim of innocence relies on technical rather than factual innocence
Claim of innocence relies on a defence
Claim of innocence is for a sexual offence and there is an admission of sexual contact
The applicant has been convicted of, or has admitted, offences involving child pornography
Students, staff and volunteers are placed at risk