The Bond Fund
The People’s Coalition Bond Fund (TPCBF) pays bonds for people charged with crimes in the four counties of Aurora, IL (DuPage, Kendall, Kane, Will). The fund was started to support individuals who cannot afford their bond and are being held due to a situation of poverty or crimes of survival.
Those who cannot afford bonds are kept from their families, lose custody of children, experience higher conviction rates, longer sentences, and lose housing and jobs.
By paying the bond, TPC returns the presumption of innocence before trial and supports individuals to remain free while fighting their cases. As an organization, TPC advocates for Community Control of the police and other progressive Criminal justice reforms.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that
society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade
them , neither persons nor property will be safe."