San Francisco County, CA eliminated all county-imposed criminal justice fees and moved to discharge $33 million in criminal justice debt owed by more than 21,000 people.
The City of Los Angeles voided nearly 2 million minor citations and warrants that had kept people trapped in the court system.
Durham, NC recently implemented a program with the District Attorney and the court to waive old traffic fines and fees and helped restore 35,000 driver’s licenses that had been suspended for non-payment.
Groups working for misdemeanor reform:
King County Department of Public Defense
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network
United Better Thinking
ACLU of Washington
Is focusing on bail reform, cite and release, and end to debtors prison