The general public and policy leaders are often unaware of the human toll of excessive fines and fees that exceed people’s ability to pay them. Nor do leaders realize that solutions often exist that work better, both for government and for people. To inform and build awareness, we publish issue briefs, op-eds, and generate media coverage on our key findings, recommended solutions, and of the inequitable burden of these fines and fees.
In California, how much do parents pay to talk to their children who are locked up in county juvenile facilities?
How much do California jails charge incarcerated people for toothpaste, soap, and coffee?
Advancing Financial Justice in San Francisco: The Experience and Lessons of the City’s Financial Justice Project
Driving Toward Justice
April 27, 2020
Relief from Government-Owed Child Support Debt
August 28, 2019
The Payback Problem
April 08, 2019
Long Overdue: Eliminating Fines on Overdue materials to Improve Access to San Francisco Public Library
January 17, 2019
Criminal Justice Fees: High Pain for People, Low Gain for Government
May 22, 2018
Do the Math: Money Bail Doesn't Add Up for San Francisco
June 30, 2017