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About Us

San Francisco is the first city and county in the nation to launch a Financial Justice Project to assess and reform how fees and fines impact our city’s low-income residents and communities of color. Fines, fees, and financial penalties can trap low-income residents in a maze of poverty and punishment and prevent people from succeeding.  We work with community groups, city and county departments and the courts to advance reforms that work better for people and for government. Working with our partners, we have eliminated or adjusted dozens of fees and fines to lift a financial burden off of struggling residents. We are housed in the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector.

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Working with our partners, we’re making a difference

Cut cost of tows & booting by more than half for low-income people
$33 Million
In criminal justice debt waived and admin fees eliminated
$1.5 Million
In library overdue related debt waived and fines eliminated
Driver's license holds cleared for people who missed traffic court

Other accomplishments

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