KCCBF Green Light Project -
The Kansas City Community Bail Fund had a fabulous event on February 1, which was the launching of the new Project Green Light initiative. This new initiative focuses on the vast number of individuals and families who are charged and penalized for illegal driving practices such as driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance or driving on expired tags, and more. Many families have experienced warrants of arrest for these petty crimes which send their families into a spiral of increased poverty, possible jail time, loss of job, and often loss of housing. How can we the community help those families who are facing so many of these circumstances? Project Green Light is a solution to this problem.
Two members of the Board of Directors of the KCCBF opened the meeting with a welcome and gratitude to the attendees and the vendor, Screenland Theatre in North Kansas City, Mo. After acknowledging the crowd, both Chloe Cooper, Executive Director, and Janet Smith the Director of Operations spoke and introduced a film with testimonies of families in trouble with the law due to illegal driving practices.
Janet Smith then introduced the panelist from both Kansas and Missouri which included a judge from KCMO, the Unified Government Health Department, and others. Janet asked several questions and empowered the panelist to speak freely both identifying the problem and how encouraging solution base programs such as Project Green Light.
Included as special guests and speakers were Major Tyrone Gardner, of KCK the Chief of Staff of the KCMO Mayors office, and one of the Chief's Ambassadors. Every speaker applauded the Green Light Project and said they wanted to be a part of this needed initiative in our community. Other special guests that attended this event were the Chief Karl Oakman of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, Mr. Johnathan Carter from the Kansas City Kansas, District Attorney's office, churches, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, pastors, elected officials, educators and so many more.
Included as special guests and speakers were the Kansas City, Kansas Major, Tyrone Gardner, the Chief of Staff of the KCMO Mayors office, and one of the Chief's Ambassadors. Every speaker applauded the Green Light Project and said they wanted to be a part of this needed initiative in our community.
Please notice the information below about the Stats and Facts about Illegal Driving
Please notice below information about Project Green Light Launch
Please notice below frequently asked questions about Project Green Light.
What are Project GreenLight's objectives?
* Reduce Arrests
* Improve public safety
* Increase stability
Who can apply for assistance?
Applicants must reside either in Jackson or Wyandotte County and have no DUI or reckless driving charges on their record. (Applicants who live in Jackson or Wyandotte counties and have outstanding fines /fees or a suspended license in other counties may still apply). We plan to add more counties in the future. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
Applicants must be enrolled in a government assistance program (TANF, WIC, SNAP, Section 8, SSI/SSDI, or Medicaid), or qualify based on these income guidelines.
Number of People Maximum Annual
In Household Household Salary
3 $ 55,935