Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color

Posted by PolicyLink on June 29, 2015

Tuesday, June 30
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Fines, Fees, and Financial Insecurity: The Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color and Their Communities

There is a national discussion taking place on the status of low-income boys and men of color. PolicyLink has been deeply engaged in this discussion—lifting up data, tools, successful program models, and polices working in community to improve academic and social supports for this population. At the same time, PolicyLink is working to improve access to financial security for low-income communities and communities of color. Engagement with both of these issues on a national scale has surfaced the critical need to ensure that efforts to support boys and men of color include a framework that recognizes and reflects the role financial security plays in economic prosperity for this population and for all people.

This webinar, the second in a series, will discuss the ways in which court-ordered financial obligations—such as fines, fees, and child support—impact low-income households, especially boys and men of color whom are over-represented in the criminal justice system, as well as in civil and traffic courts. Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion on these issues and potential policy solutions.

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