Two Cleveland ‘Bail Disruptors’ Are Putting up Money to Free People Awaiting Trial, While Working to Reform the System

March 5, 2020

The Bail Project works in close collaboration with public defender offices and local nonprofits to identify people in pretrial detention because they cannot afford their cash bail. Their community-based teams of client advocates known as Bail Disruptors interview clients, determine eligibility based on a person’s history of court appearances and bail amount, and provide pretrial support after release in the form of court notifications, referrals to voluntary social services and transportation assistance as needed.

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