Ok so the title of this blog is a bit humorous and totally puts a positive slant on a bad situation, but let me clarify a little based on how my company (Tapout Bail Bonds) operates. Yes we do get people out of jail and yes we do earn a premium for doing so, but we pride ourselves on taking steps to better peoples lives and situations.
First, you must understand that a bail agent's interaction with a defendant or person arrested is minimal. The reality is that most of our interactions are with indemnitors AKA co-signers for the defendant. This person is usually Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Wife or Friend to the arrestee. When these folks enter our office they are usually very distraught, angry, sad and confused all at the same time. The urgency for them is to get their loved one out of jail as soon as possible and we are there to do that. But what next...
Getting people out of jail only alleviates the initial discomfort for the arrestee and frees him/her to go back to work through the pre-trial period but it does not address the reasons that MAY have landed him/her in jail to begin with. Tapout Bail Bonds has an extensive network of support agencies that we work with to help with this very issue. Our support network consists of Sober Living Environments, Anger Management Counseling Agencies, Abuse Shelters, Crime Victim Advocates, Community Service Organizations and Job Placement Agencies, just to name a few.
Utilizing our support organizations not only helps the arrestee, but helps their families take proactive steps towards remedies so they may never need our services again. It may seem counter intuitive to take steps to not have a repeat client, however it makes total sense if your mission is to "help people".