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