Juan was screened for PAIFUP in late August. He had been incarcerated since January due to a DUI and had been transferred from county jail to ICE detention twice in that time.
In August when he was put into contact with a PAIFUP attorney, the goal was to request a bond. In about 4 days, Juan's PAIFUP attorney worked together with Juan's partner to gather supporting documents for his bond application.
Juan was given a bond of $12,000. Juan's PAIFUP attorney contacted The Freedom Fund Network, an organization that helps pay bonds for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Within 5 days of contacting this organization and with a combination of funds from Juan's partner and The Freedom Fund Network, Juan's bond was paid, and he was released from detention after almost 9 months.
*Client's name has been changed to protect anonymity.