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Eliminating Money Injustice in New Orleans


This series of interviews on money injustice in New Orleans features experts and advocates discussing the need to fundamentally rethink the city's use of money bail and conviction fees—which bear a disproportionate burden on poor communities and communities of color. Vera’s report—Paid in Full—highlights the landscape of money injustice in New Orleans and provides a roadmap for how the city could become the first in the nation to eliminate both money bail and conviction fees. The report and roadmap are endorsed by 32 local organizations, who have partnered with Vera in calling for change. These organizations, local leaders, and staff from Vera New Orleans convened for a public event—co-sponsored by Vera, RFK Human Rights, and Global Citizen—to highlight the urgency for change and uplift the voices of those most impacted by money injustice in the city.

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  • Vera Institute  of Justice
    Vera Institute of Justice
July 03, 2019

Series: Eliminating Money Injustice in New Orleans

Moving to Action on Ending Money Injustice

In this series on money injustice in New Orleans, we’re speaking with experts and advocates on the need to fundamentally rethink the use of money bail and conviction fees—which bear a disproportionate burden on poor communities and communities of color. Vera’s...

  • Vera Institute  of Justice
    Vera Institute of Justice
June 28, 2019

Series: Eliminating Money Injustice in New Orleans

How New Orleans Communities Rise Up Against Money Injustice

In this series on money injustice in New Orleans, we’re speaking with experts and advocates on the need to fundamentally rethink the use of money bail and conviction fees—which bear a disproportionate burden on poor communities and communities of color. Vera’s...

  • Vera Institute  of Justice
    Vera Institute of Justice
June 21, 2019

Series: Eliminating Money Injustice in New Orleans

Confronting the True Harms of Money Injustice

Last week, we interviewed Alison Shih—co-author of Vera’s recent report Paid in Full—that highlights the landscape of money injustice in New Orleans, and provides a roadmap for how the city could become the first in the nation to eliminate both money bail and ...

  • Vera Institute  of Justice
    Vera Institute of Justice
June 13, 2019

Series: Eliminating Money Injustice in New Orleans

New Orleans's Road Map to Eliminate Money Injustice

Yesterday, Vera New Orleans released Paid in Full, a report that draws a roadmap for how New Orleans could become the first city in the nation to completely eliminate the use of money bail and conviction fees. If implemented, this effort to eliminate money inj...