The Bail Project (TBP) is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. The Bail Project currently operates in 9 cities around the country, including Detroit.
How it Works
● The Bail Project receives referrals from community members, defense attorneys, and others
● TBP staff interview potential clients to determine eligibility (see below)
● If eligible, TBP aims to pay bail for clients within one day of the interview
● TBP stays in touch with clients throughout their case, providing reminders about court appearances and helping with issues like transportation
● At the end of a case, the bail money is returned to TBP and used to bail out another client
To be eligible to be bailed out, potential clients must:
● Have a bail amount of $5,000 or less
● Not have warrants or holds that will prevent them from actually being released should TBP post their bail
● Be willing and able to stay in touch with our team and to return to court, as demonstrated by roots in the community, reliable contact information, and a limited history of prior failures to appear
Team & Referrals
TBP has three staff members in Detroit. You can make a referral by contacting any of them, or by using the referral form, available at tinyurl.com/TBPDetroit
Learn More: BailProject.org
About The Bail Project:
The Bail Project is an unprecedented effort to combat mass incarceration at the front end of the system. We pay bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. Because bail is returned at the end of a case, donations to The Bail Project can be recycled and reused to pay bail two to three times per year, maximizing the impact of every dollar. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home.