In 2020, Chicago Community Bond Fund celebrated the fifth anniversary of our launch! In just five years, we have helped win policy changes that dramatically reduced the number of people incarcerated in Cook County Jail and been part of building a movement to end money bond across Illinois. CCBF has also created a sustainable, revolving community bail fund that has now paid over $4 million in bond to free more than 600 people from jails in Illinois—more than half paid this year.

2020 presented CCBF with a pandemic, uprisings for Black lives, and the opportunity to end money bond in Illinois through transformative legislation. To respond to each, we worked closely with our partners in the Coalition to End Money Bond and Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice, Chicago’s abolitionist organizers, and civil rights attorneys. We are immensely proud of the work we did together this year as a movement, and we hope you are, too.

View CCBF’s 2020 Highlights here!

Your support enables us to continue advocating for mass release and protective measures in response to COVID-19, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and building the campaign to end wealth-based pretrial jailing.

As we step into 2021, we look forward to the victories ahead: ending money bond in Illinois, dramatically reducing the number of people incarcerated while awaiting trial, and reinvesting the money previously used to cage Black and Brown people into resources that help those communities thrive.

Thank you for your continued commitment to pretrial freedom.

The Chicago Community Bond Fund is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Checks can be mailed to Chicago Community Bond Fund, 601 S. California, Chicago, IL 60612. We can also receive donations of stock and bitcoin. Please contact us with any questions.

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