POSTPONED | VIRTUAL PROGRAM | Freedom Should Be Free
In this country you are innocent until proven guilty, right? Actually... not necessarily. Six out of 10 people in U.S. jails (nearly half a million people on any given day) are in pretrial detention for months or even years, waiting for a trial or to go before a judge--simply because they cannot afford bail.
Join us to learn more about...
- The genesis of money bail and pretrial detention and their impact on marginalized populations
- The inequities of the criminal punishment system
- How community bail funds help strengthen poor and underserved people and neighborhoods
Chloe Cooper is co-founder of the Kansas City Community Bail Fund, a revolving bail fund that posts bail for those who cannot afford it themselves. She has worked for the reStart homeless agency as a caseworker and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of poor, disenfranchised, and marginalized populations. Chloe has a degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Central Missouri. As a student there, she received a leadership award for her work developing diversity training programs for young children.