Crime, Legal Related

Bronx Freedom Fund Inc

  • Bronx, NY
  • www.thebronxfreedomfund.org

Mission Statement

Thousands of people languish in New York City
jails each day because they can't pay bail as low
as a few hundred dollars. In the Bronx, nearly 90
percent of those who have bail set between $50
and $2,000 can't afford to secure their release. As a
result, they spend weeks and months behind bars,
where they face the devastating consequences of
incarceration—many lose their jobs, housing, and
even custody of their children.

These people have not been convicted of any crime.
They are in jail simply for being poor.

Winner of the 2015 National Criminal Justice
Association's Outstanding Program Award for the
Northeast Region, The Bronx Freedom Fund grew
out of a determination to confront this pervasive
injustice. We provide bail for those who can't
afford it, helping clients avoid the life-shattering
consequences of jail time, return home to their
families, and fight their cases from a position of
freedom.

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Service Areas

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New York

New York City

ruling year

2009

Project Director since 2015

Self-reported

Ezra Ritchin

Keywords

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Criminal Justice, Pretrial Justice

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Also Known As

The Bronx Freedom Fund

EIN

26-1385792

 Number

7032259953

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Service Areas

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New York

New York City

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Bronx Freedom Fund Inc

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Project Director

Ezra Ritchin

BIO

Ezra has served as The Bronx Freedom Fund's Project Director since August 2015. He previously taught middle school math and mock trial, and led a summer enrichment program for homeless and formerly homeless teenagers in New York. A graduate of Yale University, he started a program in a youth prison in Connecticut and taught classes in the New Haven jail. Ezra was born and raised in the Bronx.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Feige

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