Tracking Fines and Fees Revenue Can Reveal Jurisdictions’ Actual Priorities

Budgets tell a powerful story about whether or not an elected official’s publicly stated values match their spending priorities. To understand the full story, we need to know not only how the government is choosing to spend its money (expenditures), but also how it’s choosing to raise it (revenue).

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1 in 3 Americans Impacted by Fines and Fees According to New National Survey

This study is the first to present a national overview of how court-imposed fines and fees are affecting people across the
country. Our findings reveal a disturbing trend among working families: money needed for food, housing, and healthcare is being redirected to pay off court debt.

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National Fines & Fees Reform Movement Charts Course for More Victories in 2024

Deputy Executive Director, Priya Sarathy Jones shares insights about FFJC’s first-ever Fines and Fees Advocacy Summit, our robust national reform strategy, and how we are revving up for more 2024 victories.

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