Bail Assistance Request: Social Workers
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.
We will need to connect to the attorney before we’re able to make a decision about posting bail If re unable to get in contact with the person incarcerated, the court can typically tell you the name of their attorney. A list of court contact information can be found here. https://www.nwcombailfund.org/court-information/
NCBF is not always able to 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 your organization or jail release planners are involved in providing housing/mental health/substance use support, do we need to coordinate release? If yes, please provide additional contact information.