Ticket to Ride's mission is to provide bus passes to enable justice-impacted resource-challenged individuals to attend court dates, meet with probation and parole officers, complete community service or jail work sentences, participate in treatment sessions, and attend educational and job training programs. Additionally, the passes are intended to assist ex-offenders to comply with any other required components of a sentence or post-release rehabilitation program.
The anticipated outcomes are reduction in the number of bench warrants issued by judges, decrease in the time police must dedicate to enforcing bench warrants, reduction in the number of jail nights triggered by nonattendance in court, and less tax money required to underwrite those nights. Additional results include less disruptions to needed treatment, and smoother reentry to the community and job market following incarceration. Among the beneficiaries will be the safety and economic well being of the community.
The Steering Committee consists of representatives from stakeholders in the criminal justice system - judges, law enforcement, pretrial services, judicial process commission, defense attorneys, and various county departments.
Ticket to Ride is excited to have recently affiliated with Huther Doyle. We anticipate this association will enhance Ticket to Ride's fundraising capabilities.
This organization is run by volunteers and without any physical space. All income is either grant money or donations. The sole expense is an administrative fee well-earned by Huther Doyle. We. use virtually 100% of the balance to buy bus passes and distribute them to the intended beneficiaries.