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NCBF Helps to Reform Court Rule to Decrease Disruptions in Defendants’ Lives

A new court rule that went into effect in February makes it easier for pretrial defendants to maintain work and childcare duties while their cases proceed through the court. Northwest Community Bail Fund joined dozens of attorneys and community partners in supporting...

Washington state receives F+ from ACLU for Response to COVID 19 in Jails

Every state has struggled to curb community spread of the coronavirus over the course of the past year. Across the United States, prisons and jails have been hit particularly hard by the largest outbreaks of the virus due to their dense populations. These spaces were...

Municipal Courts: A Beginner’s Guide To A Flawed Judicial System

The criminal punishment system is complex. When you think about how long one may attend school to become a lawyer or judge, you can understand why the average citizen may not know much at all about how courts work on a local level, let alone a national level. The...

Call to Action – Survey about Seattle’s 2021 Participatory Budgeting Process

Back in October, Northwest Community Bail Fund, along with 350 Seattle, King County Equity Now, Decriminalize Seattle, Puget Sound Sage, Got Green, Climate Justice for Black Lives, Mazaska Talks and many others signed on to a letter urging Mayor Durkan and the City...

Call to Action: Decarceration as a Matter of Public Safety

DECARCERATION AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY  NCBF joins The King County Department of Public Defense in demanding that The City Attorney’s Office stop prosecuting most misdemeanors, and the City Council to immediately defund the prosecution and processing of most...

Call to Action: Decarceration as a Matter of Public Safety

DECARCERATION AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY  NCBF joins The King County Department of Public Defense in demanding that The City Attorney’s Office stop prosecuting most misdemeanors, and the City Council to immediately defund the prosecution and processing of most...

Want to get involved in our Court Watch Program?

NCBF facilitates programs in King County and Pierce County to monitor court activity, gather data and help inform change to protect people from an abusive system.  You can get involved today to bring Court Watch to your county or join in current efforts.

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