Fighting for justice
Our foundation was officially established by Renate Bouwmeester in the Netherlands in 2014 in order to create awareness for Clinton Young’s death penalty case. Our legal director Merel Pontier joined her in 2017.
In 2020, the foundation was officially established by Merel Pontier in Texas, USA. Over the years, the foundation has grown into an international team of dedicated and passionate volunteers with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and experiences, focusing on wrongful convictions in capital murder cases.
What Drives Us
The foundation’s mission is to help people who are wrongfully convicted of capital murder in Texas, such as Clinton Young and other clients of the foundation, receive a fair trial. In order to accomplish that, we create awareness for wrongful convictions, we investigate and conduct research, and we educate the public about injustices in the American criminal justice system.
Legal Director & Co-Founder