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Should Criminal Courts Be Used As Revenue Raisers

Should Criminal Courts Be Used As Revenue Raisers:
Mandatory Fees and Surcharges in New York State Courts

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free For Members | $15 For Non-Members 

There is a growing problem associated with fines and fees in the justice system -- exacerbating racial disparities, harming re-entry efforts, and entrenching poverty. In New York, courts assess hundreds of dollars in mandatory surcharges for every infraction, misdemeanor, and felony conviction, and judges have no discretion to waive the fees for the indigent. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the impact of mandatory surcharges, particularly on incarcerated individuals, and, more broadly, the impact of fines and fees in New York and elsewhere -- and propose reforms.

Joanna Weiss
, Co-Director, Fines and Fees Justice Center


Hon. Daniel P. Conviser, New York State Supreme Court
Ashika David, Senior Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services, Special Litigation Unit
Ashley Gantt,
New York State Organizer, JustLeadershipUSA
Karin D. Martin
, Assistant Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington
Claudia Wilner, Senior Attorney, National Center for Law and Economic Justice

Sponsoring Committee:
Criminal Justice Operations Committee, Sarah J. Berger, Chair

Co-sponsoring Organization:
Fines and Fees Justice Center
Related Resources:
If interested in this program, you may also be interested in this City Bar report:
New York Should Re-Examine Mandatory Court Fees

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