Back to School Bailout

Youth Represent in collaboration with the Bronx Freedom Fund and RFK Human Rights put together "Classrooms not Cages" - a back to school bailout of 18-21 year olds on Rikers Island that launched on August 24th, 2017. 

We've created a landing page for fundraising here and will start bailing young people out as early as next week. There are 1,500 high-school age New Yorkers are held at Rikers only to await trial because they can't afford bail and who have not been convicted of a crime. This bailout will allow us to also free young people who are ineligible to be bailed out by the charitable bail funds.