The research team will send a letter (attached) to the potential subjects via email, offering the opportunity to
participate in the study. If interested, individuals will be directed to a website (visit https://bailstudy.com). This website will include information about the study, and will invite individuals to enter their first name, last name, and preferred email address if they would like a link to the Qualtrics survey.
The survey asks for basic identifying information, including first and last name, date of birth, gender, race, ethnicity, zip code, phone number, and email. The survey also asks information on employment, relationship status, and criminal justice contact. At the beginning of the survey, individuals will read an informed consent document (attached) with all of the necessary information. If they wish to proceed with the study, they will click "next" on the Qualtrics screen to go to the survey.
For participating in the survey, individuals will be entered into a random drawing to win one of ten $50 Target gift cards. Individuals may also be randomly assigned to receive an invitation to participate in the bail cost-sharing program. Completion of the survey is required to be entered into the random drawing for a $50 Target gift card. Individuals are not required to purchase the bail cost-sharing service in order to be eligible for the gift card.