Fiscal Analysis Reveals NY Can Easily Afford to End Court Fees

Our new analysis of New York’s fee revenue has revealed that eliminating court fees would have very little impact on the state’s budget, despite having life-changing implications for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who face giving up food and rent just to pay them off.

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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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New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Groundbreaking Fee Elimination Bill Into Law

Last night, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB 139, which eliminates the post-adjudication and bench warrant fees that have recently become the subject of a national movement to end the criminalization of poverty.

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