West County Detention Facility Community Fund
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FREE DETAINED INDIVIDUALS AT WEST COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY
On July 10, 2018, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is ending its contract with ICE at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California.
ICE is rapidly transferring people detained at West County to Colorado and other places that are far from their attorneys and families — and in some cases, to courts that follow a harsher interpretation of immigration law. ICE is moving at lightening speed, and so must we. We are coordinating with local attorneys and legal services organizations to bond people out quickly, so they can continue their case in San Francisco immigration court and and fight for freedom.
While we are fighting for a just and responsible closure of the immigration wing — meaning fighting for everyone detained in West County Detention Facility to be released — hundreds of people detained there need your help today to reunite with their families.
This community fund will go directly to pay for bonds and assist with family expenses, including necessities like transportation to the detention facility, and costs for phone calls with loved ones who are detained. By raising money to help post bonds for those who cannot otherwise afford it, people who are detained will have the opportunity to reunite with their families and to fight their deportation cases with legal representation.
Our community members will have the chance to return to their homes, jobs, families, and communities while they await their hearings.
Families belong together in their communities where they can be safe and thrive, not separated from each other.
If you'd like to submit an application to receive assistance from the community fund, please click here.
Check out the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity's toolkit for hosting a Bond Fundraiser for the West County Detention Facility Community Fund.