Criminal Justice Debt Program

Orange County Residents are eligible for funding to pay court fees/costs in NC or other states, as well as NC DMV hearing and reinstatement fees required to restore a license. 

Funding is available through contributions from the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the Orange County Bail Bond Justice Project.


  • Applicants must live within Orange County, North Carolina 
  • Costs and fees can be from other counties in North Carolina 
  • Must meet court indigency standards (low-income) 
  • Cannot be currently incarcerated 
  • Must have already pursued other avenues for debt relief (e.g., driver’s license restoration program) 
  • Must demonstrate that assistance will have an immediate impact on his or her stability or successful reentry into the community 
  • Applicants who have received prior funds from CJDP within the last three years are not eligible
  • Fines, Restitution, and Vehicle Registration Costs are not eligible

Interested in Applying? Contact:

  • Carrboro Residents call Carrboro Program Administrator: 919-918-7397 
  • All other Orange County residents call Chapel Hill Police Crisis Unit at 919-968-2806
  • Fill out an application today

CJDP 2023