Welcome Back to Northwest Community Bail Fund and Give Big 2023!
We are so glad you’re here, and we are pleased to have earned your support once again.
As a community bail fund, NCBF, uses your donations to remove people who cannot afford cash bail from the stress and harms of incarceration while awaiting trial.
While you’re here, check out our T-shirts designed by the amazing Seattle artist and founder of Art Vault Seattle, AFRO SPK
Our returning and continuing supporters get it, but in case you’re new to community bail funds or want a refresher, here’s more detailed info about us:
Pretrial incarceration negatively impacts health, due to rapid spread of viruses like flu and COVID, combined with reduced access to medical care, medications and mental health treatments. As new COVID variants continue to surface, jails are resorting to punitive and damaging measures such as lock downs, placing people in solitary confinement and limiting access to visits from loved ones
Spending time in jail is associated with increased exposure to violence, including assault, rape, murder and suicide, while simultaneously damaging work and social connections, and increasing the pressure to plead guilty. The unintended consequences can be lasting and are not shown to improve public safety.
We support participatory budgeting that will increase access to shelter and a broad range of treatment, and we reject the narrative that jails and policing will keep us safe. We have decades of experience to teach us otherwise.
Thanks again, for choosing NCBF for your 2023 Give Big Donation and helping to get someone out of the dangerous and abusive Western WA jails.