EOC of Suffolk’s innovative Charitable Bail Fund Program helps low-income defendants accused of a misdemeanor and where bail is set at $2,000 or less and lack the funds to secure their own release.
The revolving bail fund is modeled on the Bronx Freedom Fund, a pioneering program created in 2007 that has successfully helped hundreds avoid the devastating costs and disruption of short-term jail time while awaiting a hearing. Defendants can now maintain employment, attend school, stay in their homes, and enroll in appropriate support services while their cases are pending.
This program fully aligns with EOC of Suffolk, Inc.’s mission to help keep families intact, and to promote self-sufficiency and economic justice.
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