The Impact of Court Fines & Fees Task Force


On January 23rd, Representative Ammons held a discussion with Representative Nekritz regarding the impact of court fines and fees on the community. The report published by the state commission highlights how the addition of new fees and fines to fund government expenses which creates barriers to justice and penalizes low income individuals. As a result, this also contributes  to a cycle of poverty and increased risk of recidivism. Check out the task force report to learn how state government should work to combat this crisis in the criminal justice system: 

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/2016_Statutory_Court_Fee_Task_Force_Report.pdf