Our mission is to keep people out of jail who shouldn’t be there.
Eli and Jacob founded Uptrust when they saw how many people were in jail pretrial because they couldn’t afford bail – people still innocent in the eyes of the law. Underpinning high amounts of bail was often perceived “flight risk”. But after researching, it became clear that FLIGHT RISK IS A MYTH for the vast majority of defendants. People missed court because they didn’t get a reminder, had transportation issues, or were afraid. People had real challenges and needed help and Uptrust could provide a solution.
Partner Success Specialist
Community Supervision Advisory Board
Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Former Acting Commissioner, Massachusetts State Probation
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform Consultant and President of JustSolve, Inc.
Former Chief of Probation, Santa Cruz County CA
Board of Directors
CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Senior Fellow & Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School
Trustee, Kresge Foundation
Chief Public Defender, Nashville
Founder & Executive Director of the Choosing Justice Initiative