Over the last five years CCBF has 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. In the first weeks of 2021, we and our partners in the Coalition to End Money Bond and Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice achieved a tremendous victory when the Pretrial Fairness Act was passed. Signed by the Governor on February 22, 2021, the Pretrial Fairness Act will end money bond in Illinois on September 18, 2023.

Until then, we will continue paying bond for people who need it in Cook County through our sustainable, revolving community bail fund that has now paid over $5 million in bond to free more than 800 people from jails and electronic monitoring in Illinois.

Your continued support enables us to continue paying bond until money bond is fully abolished, advocating for mass release and protective measures in response to COVID-19, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and maintaining the campaign to end pretrial jailing.

Thank you for your continued commitment to pretrial freedom.

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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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