Bail disruptors are community members across the country committed to racial and economic justice. They are the core of The Bail Project, securing people’s release, and fighting mass incarceration.
We are expanding operations in Cleveland and we’re looking for new bail disruptors to support our growing team on the ground!
Bail disruptors are tasked first and foremost with posting bail for those who cannot afford to purchase their freedom. Disruptors pay bail from local courts and jails, meet with TBP clients, remind them about upcoming court dates, and refer them to necessary services to support them after release.
In addition to securing our clients’ freedom, the disruptors will uphold our holistic model by working within the local community and collaborating with our central management in the fight against this abusive system. This will entail collecting client and court data, giving clients an advocacy platform, and establishing local partnerships to expose the problems of the pretrial system that make TBP so necessary.
Our work will be widely published and made available to partner organizations that are focusing on advocacy, litigation, and legislation. By diligently cataloguing our results and empowering our clients to take center stage in the fight against mass incarceration, disruptors will allow us to expose the abuse of our current wealth-based model and fulfill TBP’s two-fold mission of providing immediate harm reduction and pushing us towards a better system.
You are driven, highly organized, and have a deep commitment to The Bail Project’s mission to eliminate race and wealth-based disparities in our criminal justice system. Applicants must be willing to work independently as well as in collaborative teams. Applicants will need to work non-traditional hours. A sense of humor, innovative spirit, and willingness to adapt to the change inherent to a rapidly scaling start-up are essential.
To excel in this role, you likely bring the following:
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to
careers @ bailproject.org with “Bail Disruptor- Cleveland” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please address the following:
No faxes or phone calls please. Applicants will be notified regarding whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Applications without cover letters will not be processed.
The Bail Project is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of formerly incarcerated individuals,people of color, women, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We are committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.