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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Where is the person being held in jail?

Our organization only operates within Washington State. If you are looking for help for someone being held in another state, you can check The Bail Project or National Bail Fund Network to find a bail fund located near you.

WA counties

Within WA, we are limited to locations where we have volunteers in place. In Eastern Washington there is a bail fund in Spokane County - you can make a request to them at The Bail Project. In Western Washington, we currently have volunteers mostly in Seattle and the surrounding counties listed below. If you are in a county not shown on this list, you may continue to submit a request but we may not be able to assist you.

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 explanation that can be given along with notes on improvements to the circumstances around recent FTA's

Our clients must understand that we will forfeit these funds if they don't abide by conditions of release or miss court appearances. Our assistance is paid for with hard sought donations, and we are a revolving fund, meaning we use funds over and over as court cases resolve, therefore, a forfeiture will affect dozens of requests moving forward. This really needs to be emphasized with clients before we pay.

It is extremely important that NCBF is able to make contact with your client. Delays in getting contact information can delay our ability to assist with bail. Please provide a phone number if you have it, 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 names and contact information as possible.

For this client, are there risk factors to be aware of that create the conditions for extreme harm because this individual is being detained? Example risk factors include (but are not limited to): mental health, physical health (incl. pregnancy), or caretaking responsibilities.

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