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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Criminal Justice Administrative Fees
High Pain for People, Low Gain for Government
Making Families Pay
The harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging juvenile administrative fees in California
Pay or Prey
How the Alameda County criminal justice system extracts wealth from marginalized communities
The Problem with Probation
A Study of The Economic and Racial Impact of Probation Fees in California
California Courts’ Use of Private Debt Collectors