Are you or your organization ready to start thinking about fee elimination reforms? The resources below include key research publications, policy guidance and media related to specific fees and fee reform more generally. Use the filters on the side bar to search by a specific type of resource within our collection. Can’t find something you’re looking for? Reach out and let us know here.
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WEBINAR: How Lawmakers Can End Fees & Discharge Debt
Recognizing their harmful and counterproductive impact, many states have decided to end these fees and discharge their associated debt. In this panel discussion, you’ll get key strategies and insights from campaign leaders on how you can drive fee and debt reforms in your community.
Local Policy Guide: Make Jail Phone Calls Free and Eliminate Commissions and Kickbacks on Commissary Items
Local jails, and the private companies they contract with, often charge incarcerated people and their families exorbitant fees and mark-ups for basic goods and services used in the jails. This policy guide can help local leaders effectively pursue reform.
The Impact of Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures on Policing
Written by Sheriff (Ret.) Currie Myers, PH.D., MBA, the paper dives into how poor financial incentives within law enforcement warp the core functions of public safety and improving community relations.
Local Policy Guidance: Fee Elimination and Debt Relief
This guide will provide local leaders with a step-by-step process for eliminating fees at the local level via local ordinances and budgetary processes; court orders, rules of procedures and fee waivers; and debt relief.
Policy Guidance for Eliminating Criminal Legal Fees and Discharging Debt
The Fines and Fees Justice Center presents policy guidance for local and state leaders on how to end fees, discharge debt and decriminalize poverty.
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