Bail Assistance Request: Attorneys/Paralegals

NCBF provides bail assistance for those facing extended incarceration due inability to pay. We post bail in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Western WA State. We cannot assist with requests for bail outside of these counties. To read more about us, return to our website If you need bail assistance in other regions of WA state or in another state, you may be able to find a local bail fund at or at

NCBF provides need-based assistance. Neither race (or perceived race), orientation, or gender affect a person's eligibility to receive assistance. Information collected is for statistical purposes and helps us tell the story of bail setting practices in western WA.

NCBF operates on limited funds, and currently has an extensive wait list. Available funds fluctuate weekly, and we cannot provide accurate estimates of our ability to pay specific requests.

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Ideally, we can assist every person who needs bail assistance. However, given that we only have so many funds, we do prioritize those with marginalized identities given they are disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system.

It is helpful for NCBF to be able to make contact with your client. Please provide a phone number if at all possible. If you do not have a phone number, enter "Unknown".

Please provide the name and contact information (both phone number and email address) for family members, friends, teachers, case-workers, religious leaders, or anyone else who is supporting this person. Please provide as many contacts as possible.

We've had several attempts to pay bail go un-released due to outstanding holds. Please double check and confirm they will be released when we pay.

While a history of FTA will not disqualify an application, we would appreciate any insight that can be given into frequent FTAs along with notes on support in place for your client’s successful outcome for attending court in the future.

Are there risk factors to be aware of that create the conditions for extreme harm? Example risk factors include (but are not limited to): mental health, physical health (incl. pregnancy), or caretaking responsibilities.

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