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A Series on Community Bail Funds: Post 6 of 6

Community bail funds, while still small in scale, are working

In the Bronx, 96% of the Bronx Freedom Fund’s clients  have returned to all scheduled court dates. Fighting their cases on the outside, with less severe fallout on family life and work life, the Freedom Fund’s clients are resolving their cases more favorably. A vast majority of cases result in non-criminal dispositions, with approximately 55% of the fund’s client’s cases resulting in a full dismissal.

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