Reforming Fines and Fees: From Wealth Stripping to Economic Security

Regressive fines-and-fees systems that strip wealth from low-income families and people of color not only hinder the financial security of vulnerable families, they also compromise the economic strength of cities and regions overall. But community leaders and local officials can take the lead to reform these systems, using an equity lens to design fair, just, and sustainable systems to finance public budgets.

This webinar focused on strategies to reform inequitable court fines and fees to support the economic security and mobility of low-income residents.

Featured Speakers:

Anne Stuhldreher, Financial Justice, City of San Francisco
Ahmed Lavalais, Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley Law
Anne Romatowski, JPMorgan Chase
Alexandra Bastien, PolicyLink (moderator)

***This webinar series and the development of the Good Jobs, Economic Security, and Housing & Anti-Displacement components of the All-In Cities Policy Toolkit are generously supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The views expressed on this website are those of PolicyLink and do not reflect the views and/or opinions of or represent endorsement by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. or its affiliates.