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Washtenaw County Officials Want to Reform Monetary Penalties

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Washtenaw County doesn’t want to fund its justice system through fines and fees that can potentially spell financial ruin for...
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New York Times Article About New Report on Reimagining Juvenile Restitution

A new report asserts that ordering juvenile offenders to pay compensation to their victims often derails their lives, and victims’ rights groups see...
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced in PA Senate to End Juvenile Fees and Fines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Katy Otto, 240-478-9387 [email protected] Bipartisan Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate to End Harmful Juvenile...
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Schools & Police Punish Students With Costly Tickets for Minor Misbehavior

Across Illinois, police officers issue tickets and fine students in schools for adolescent behavior such as littering, making loud noises, or using...
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Wealth Gap

At Ubuntu Village NOLA, our philosophy is that every human being should have the common necessities as housing, livable wages, and health care...
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Florida Lawmakers Introduce House & Senate Bills to Eliminate Fines & Fees

Florida Looks to Follow Lead of Texas & Louisiana, Which Enacted Similar Reform in 2021 Tallahassee – This week, a bipartisan group of Florida...
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National Debt Free Justice Campaign Launches to End Juvenile Fees and Fines

Advocacy organizations join forces to abolish the harmful practice nationwide NATIONAL (September 23, 2021) – Today, a coalition of organizations...
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Debt Free Justice Featured on The Imprint

Sylvia A. Harvey published a news story on The Imprint covering the launch of the Debt Free Justice project. Awake long before the sun and her...