JOTF’s CEO sits down with WYPR’s Sheila Kast

Our CEO Caryn York was featured on WYPR, a Maryland affiliate of NPR.  She was a guest on the popular morning show, On the Record with Sheilah Kast.  Listen to her compelling and wide-ranging conversation in which she discusses the growth and evolution of JOTF’s Community Bail Fund for Baltimore City.  Join our movement and visit to contribute.

DYK: A recent Bloomberg report revealed that 60% of those incarcerated have not been convicted of a crime; they are jailed only b/c they cannot afford bail.  This discriminatory system unduly keeps low-income populations, especially Black and Brown communities, in the tentacular grip of poverty. See report:


JOTF’s Bail Fund seeks to dismantle this systemic criminalization of poverty and race by securing the release for low income residents incarcerated due to an unaffordable cash bail or costly home detention fees. But it doesn’t stop there.   We provide intensive, personalized case management to help the individuals we bail out find the right services – from support to address housing and food insecurity to setting them on the path to realizing their educational and career dreams.

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