WE ARE the premier advocacy organization committed to reforming the criminal legal system in Montgomery County
As a nonprofit professional with a master’s degree in human services, Heather Lewis has been committed to the needs of vulnerable individuals and families in Montgomery County, PA, for nearly 20 years. Heather is the Executive Director of the Reuniting Family Bail Fund, a practitioner of Participatory Defense, and a National Participatory Defense Trainer. With a team of directly impacted volunteers standing in the gap as Court Watchers and Participatory Defense practitioners, the RFBF has helped hundreds of families navigate the criminal legal system, challenged illegal bail practices, and engaged the community in sharing their collective knowledge.
Not to mention the freeing of vulnerable populations, including poor people, people of color, people with substance abuse disorders, and people with a mental health crisis, from pre-trial incarceration.
Board of Directors
The intentionality of a diverse Board of Directors is critical to our mission. We are on a mission to stop the criminalization of health issues such as substance abuse disorder and mental health crises and to end the mass incarceration and pretrial detention of people of color and other marginalized communities.