Money Bail Advocacy
At its 203rd Annual Convention in November 2018, the Diocese voted to approve Act 2018-12, calling for reform in the country's money bail system. With the backing of Convention, the work of the committee and others across the Diocese has turned to focus more on this fundamental issue of justice in our society. If you are interested in learning more about the money bail system in North Carolina, download the committee's fact sheet, or visit the Pretrail Justice Institute website.
Continuing the work centered around reform of the money bail system in North Carolina and the nation, the 204th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina approved Act 2019-4, an additional resolution aimed at raising awareness of specific issues concerning money bail reform through education. A concise explanation of issues relevant to pretrial release reform in North Carolina can be found here and important stories of personal experience with the money bail system within the United States can be accessed through viewing the documentary film “The Bail Trap”. Information on viewing or screening the film in your parish community can be found here.