The Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization that combats mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system—one person at a time. We restore the presumption of innocence, reunite families, and challenge a system that criminalizes race and poverty. We’re on a mission to end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system. Because bail is returned at the end of a case, donations to The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund can be recycled and reused to pay bail two to three times per year, maximizing the impact of every dollar. The Bail Project’s ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for long-term systemic reforms that make bail assistance unnecessary.
Coordinate with National Policy Director and Senior Policy Advisors/Counsels to liaise and meet with law firms, individuals, corporations and organizations who may partner with and/or do pro bono work with the policy team. Advise policy team about strategic partnership opportunities. Present policy team initiatives and strategic goals to law firms, individuals, corporations and organizations as directed by the National Policy Director.
With the direction of the National Policy Director and Senior Policy Advisors/Counsels, coordinate correspondence, meetings, briefings, and other activity for lawmakers, judges, and other stakeholders.
As directed by National Political Director and Senior Policy Advisors/Counsels, support coalition, legislative, and political partnerships and strategies to advance the policy team’s goals.
Assist with creating, developing and implementing local, state, and/or national bail reform policies and legislation to meet the policy team’s objectives and goals.
Write, review and amend policy drafts and propose suggestions to improve the effects of new and existing bail reform policies. Write, review and amend bail reform policy papers, reports and memos.
Track and summarize proposed and/or enacted legislative bail bills across the country using a national legislative tracking tool and other resources, sharing this data in a daily or weekly memo to the policy team.
Track and summarize proposed and/or enacted bail reform initiatives across the country using all available resources, sharing this data in a daily or weekly memo to the policy team.
Prefer race and gender diversity; interest and/or knowledge of criminal legal system; interest and/or knowledge of policy or advocacy; CA-based preferred only because we don’t know if the office will be fully open in summer 2022