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Peace and Justice Education Event: Budgeting Based on Crime

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, May 9, 2024
7-8 p.m. on Zoom

With Meryem Dede, Co-Coordinator of the Campaign to End Debtors’ Prison

Vital government resources in Delaware are currently dependent on people committing crimes. Dozens of court bailiff positions are paid for by a “Court Security Fee” added to any conviction in a state court. Ambulance and fire companies receive a large percentage of their annual funding from a $10 fee added to every civil, traffic, or criminal conviction in the state. Last year, traffic tickets brought in over $2 million to Delaware’s “Transportation Trust Fund,” which is used for vital road infrastructure work. What happens when we make our government’s budget dependent on people misbehaving? And what is it doing to our communities to fund our government this way? Join us to learn more about fines and fees reform in Delaware. Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.


Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655

Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group sponsors weekly education events on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. These events feature notable speakers, videos, and discussions on a broad range of topics. Join us for engaging and timely presentations and conversations. Specific information about each class is provided about two weeks in advance. Please check back! For more information, visit Work for Justice + Peace.