Webinar in North Texas, San Antonio Area

The Unintended Consequences of Government Fines and Fees

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Asset Funders Network invite you to “Debt in Texas: The Unintended Consequences of Government Fines and Fees.” This two-part virtual event series will inform how jurisdictions use court debt as a funding source, explore how these fines and fees disproportionately harm low-income communities and people of color, and inspire collaborative action among grantmakers and other stakeholders to create a more equitable system.

Sessions and Registration
Note: The two sessions require separate registration.

  1. Fines and Fees Overview
Wednesday, Dec. 2 • 1011:30 a.m. CT
This day will provide an overview of fines and fees in Texas, the roles
of different public officials in setting a collecting fines and fees, and the
impact of unaffordable court debt on low-income Texans.
Register to join us.

  2. Punishing Poverty: Driver’s License Suspensions
 Thursday, Dec. 3 • 1011:30 a.m. CT
This day will focus on driver’s license suspensions as a counterintuitive
and overly punitive tool for collecting court debt and highlight actionable
solutions for philanthropy.
Register to join us.

Who Should Attend
Funders, court officers, business leaders, state and local policymakers, and community organizations that work on fines and fees issues.

Future Sessions
Our Debt in Texas series will include future sessions on medical debt. Stay tuned for registration.
•  Debt in Texas: Understanding the Impact of Medical Debt
Feb. 18, 23 and 25, 2021

This series is made possible in part with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles Schwab Bank, Communities Foundation of Texas, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Texas Women’s Foundation.