The old adage is that numbers don’t lie. The work of this coalition is steeped not only in community, but also in research. The reports below give a glimpse into the various ways in which the criminal legal system – and the collections practices that fuel it – harm impacted communities. Community education for those who have not been impacted by these systems is vital to developing a broad and informed movement.
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Making Families Pay
The harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging juvenile administrative fees in California
New Orleans Eliminates Juvenile Fines and Fees
NOLA is the first Louisiana city to eliminate fees.
The Problem with Probation
A Study of The Economic and Racial Impact of Probation Fees in California