Bail Assistance Request: Attorneys/Paralegals
Due to the disproportionate impacts the criminal punishment system has on non-white and non-cisgender people and our limited funds, the bail fund will prioritize requests for people who are non-white and non-cisgender. Factors that we will additionally prioritize and consider include but are not limited to health factors, pregnancy, impending loss of job, housing or shelter bed, caretaking responsibilities, and potential separation of families.
NCBF cannot always provide advance notice or scheduling of bail posting. We currently cannot and do not offer additional services or support other than paying bail; we just want to be sure we do not interfere with release plans made by other people. If social workers or jail release planners are involved in providing housing/mental health/substance use support, are you expecting us to hold off bail posting until we've coordinated with them?