Momentum spreads throughout California to eliminate “high pain/low gain” fees charged to people exiting jail and the criminal justice system!

CaliforniaThe Financial Justice Project was proud to cohost a statewide meeting of over 90 people across California who are dedicated to Debt Free Justice and want to eliminate onerous criminal justice administrative fees. The coalition is made up of representatives of legal service organizations, community organizations, governmental officials, residents, and others. See here for materials that were shared at this meeting. The Financial Justice Project also published op-eds in the Sacramento Bee and the LA Times calling for an end to these administrative fees that mire people in debt and create barriers to re-entry.