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Thursday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Top Ten Best Policies for State and Local Fines and Fees Regimes

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Across the country, communities annually close gaps in their budgets by imposing fines and fees on individuals caught up in state and local justice systems. These hidden taxes have become key in the financing of state and local governments, but they are harmful and regressive. They exacerbate racial disparities, penalize people for being poor, undercut the integrity of the justice system, and prevent people from escaping poverty. Reform efforts are accelerating. But what are the best governmental policies and practices? Come contribute to the discussion as panelists and the full group consider strengths and weaknesses of approaches that include eliminating driver’s license suspensions for failure to pay court debt, making "inability to pay" hearings real, capping municipal revenue from fines and fees, relying on community service, requiring impact statements before adoption of new fines and fees, and more.


Chris Albin-Lackey

Legal and Policy Director, National Center for Access to Justice
Chris Albin-Lackey is legal & policy director at the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School, where he helps lead the organization's work on legal empowerment and on criminal justice fines and fees. Before joining NCAJ, Chris was senior legal advisor with Human... Read More →
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David Udell

Executive Director, National Center for Access to Justice
David Udell is Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Access to Justice, ncforaj.org, a research and policy organization based at Fordham Law School that relies on data and advocacy to build a more just and equitable society. David guides NCAJ’s initiatives, including... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EST
Mackinac Ballroom East 5th Floor