Brooklyn Community Bail Fund is committed to challenging the racism, inequality, and injustice of a criminal legal system and immigration and deportation regime that disproportionately target and harm low-income communities of color.

As a New York State-chartered charitable bail fund since 2015, BCBF has paid bail for nearly 5,000 presumptively innocent New Yorkers, effectively securing over 750 years of freedom for clients who would otherwise have been sent to Rikers while awaiting trial because they could not afford even small amounts of bail.

But we know that paying bail alone cannot solve the problem. That’s why BCBF is committed to challenging wealth-based detention in all forms and proud to serve as an incubator of high impact initiatives, often in partnership with other community-based organizations, that target legislative policy reform and systems change.