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Webinar and Interactive Discussion Series: County Officials' Role in Reforming Criminal Justice Fines and Fees

Sep. 15, 2016 – Sep. 29, 2016
Contact Nastassia Walsh (202) 942-4289
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    Webinar and Interactive Discussion Series: County Officials' Role in Reforming Criminal Justice Fines and Fees

    Join us for a two-part series on county officials' role in reforming criminal justice fines and fees. Recent years have increased attention at the local, state and federal levels about the administration and enforcement of criminal justice fines and fees. Through intentional efforts at the local level to reduce incarceration, many counties and courts have implemented a system of fines and fees that are typically imposed on individuals charged with misdemeanors, traffic infractions and other low-level infractions. The imposition of these monetary penalties has a disproportionate impact on poor and low-income individuals who are unable to pay their debts, which can result in escalating penalties such as increased fees, revocation of driver’s licenses and even incarceration. Further, as so many of the individuals assigned these penalties are unable to pay even small amounts to the courts, the use of these fines and fees as a revenue source for counties has proven largely ineffective.

    The first of this two-part series is a webinar where experts will discuss the latest research and data around the issue and county leaders will discuss how they have eliminated or reduced fines and fees and implemented new policies and practices to hold people accountable for minor infractions to reduce incarceration rates, reduce costs and increase individual success and compliance with justice requirements. The second part of the series will be an interactive virtual discussion with the presenters to dive deeper into their strategies and allow participants to ask questions. Participants are encouraged to register and attend both parts of the series.

    Webinar: County Officials' Role in Reforming Criminal Justice Fines and Fees

    • Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

    • Time: 2pm – 3pm EDT

    • Watch Recording

    Interactive Discussion: County Officials' Role in Reforming Criminal Justice Fines and Fees

    • Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

    • Time: 2pm – 3pm EDT

    • Listen to Audio Recording

     
     
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