DFJ Webinar: Freeman vs. Riverside Case Analysis
Join Debt Free Justice for a webinar on the Freeman vs. Riverside case, which has recently achieved a significant victory. On June 2, final approval of the settlement was granted in this class action lawsuit against Riverside County by parents and guardians affected by juvenile fees. The plaintiffs alleged that the County violated state and federal law in the collection of millions of dollars in fees from families with children in juvenile detention. They pointed out the County's failure to determine families' ability to pay and the lack of information provided about their right to challenge the fees.
Rebecca Miller from the Western Center on Law & Poverty and Hong Le from the National Center for Youth Law will provide a summary of the case and its settlement. Delving into the limitations of the ability-to-pay approach, they will examine its adverse impact on low-income families and marginalized communities. Additionally, they will shed light on essential issues that advocates should closely monitor in their respective jurisdictions, empowering attendees to identify and take action against these inequitable and illegal practices.
Date: August 30, 2023
Time: 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST