Western Center has worked with the Debt Free Justice Coalition for years to stop the establishment and collection of criminal justice fees and fines. We are proud to announce that our request to California Controller Betty Yee to suspend the collection of nearly* all forms of government debt, including but not limited to criminal justice fees and fines, by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) debt during the COVID-19 Pandemic public health crisis was acted on quickly. Please see the attached flyer informing Californians of the suspension of FTB collection activities. We hope you share it widely.
*Note: Child support debt collections will still be pursued.