Founded in 2016 by Jon Zulauf and Jennifer Smith, SCP is a Seattle-based non-profit (501c3). 

Jon Zulauf
Board President/Founder

Seattle attorney Jon Zulauf has regularly been recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Washington state. He has consistently been honored by Super Lawyers for his achievements, and Avvo has given Jon its very highest rating. Best Lawyers has named Jon the 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Seattle in the area of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, and the 2014 U.S.News—Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" survey has given Zulauf & Chambliss a Tier 1 Ranking for Seattle in the area of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar. Only eight other law firms in Washington state placed in the top tier in this category.

Jennifer Smith
Co Executive Director/Founder

Jennifer Smith has over twelve years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. Jennifer served as a public defender in San Francisco and Seattle, where she gained invaluable trial experience.  Jennifer then transitioned to private practice and handled a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases in municipal, state and federal courts.  

Over her years of practice, Jennifer has become aware that individuals can fall through the cracks in the criminal justice system.   Jennifer is passionate about reaching those individuals and revealing their value when there are compelling reasons to take a second look at them and their sentence.


Emily Zulauf, Co Executive Director

Emily Zulauf has a background in film and writing, working at Pixar Animation Studios for over seven years, before returning to Seattle in 2015. She's been with the Seattle Clemency Project since January of 2016. Emily can be reached at


Jon Zulauf

Jennifer Smith

Holly Miller

Holly Miller serves as the Director of Education for the City of Seattle. Holly has been a public servant working at the local, state and federal levels of government most of the almost fifty years of her working life.  She has long been concerned about the retributive nature of justice in this country.  She believes in second, third and fourth chances and in offering hope, mercy and forgiveness. 

Zane Behnke

Zane Behnke earned his Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2008.  He spent 5 years at Sound Mental Health providing mental health and drug and alcohol treatment to clients transitioning out of jail. This work exposed Zane to the inequality in our criminal justice system. Zane joined the board of the SCP to help connect SCP clients with resources when they are released. He is eager to do all he can to help SCP clients smoothly transition back into society. Zane lives in Mt. Baker with his lovely partner and two young boys. He runs his own private counseling practice out of the Smith Tower.