About Us
Since 2014

Fighting for justice

Our History

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.

 What Drives Us

Our Mission

The foundation’s mission is to make sure that people who are wrongfully convicted, 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 raise money which will be used for legal expenses, and we educate the public about injustices in the American criminal justice system.

Our Team

Board Members & Directors

Amy Tamayo

Board Member

Paul Bloom

Board Member

Anne-Sophie Scholtens

Board Member

Merel Pontier

Legal Director & Co-Founder

Raimonda Kundrotaitè

Board Member


Alana Copier

Delano Jongen

Elyse Heuvelman

Danisha Idu

Guus Onnink

Kitxia Juarez


Marlou Cornelissen

Nuala Gallagher

Muriel Mena

Hannah Sampson


Emily Bloom

Annette Jansen


Alex Buitenwerf