Emergency Arrest Hotline

Good Call A Project of Creative Visions Fiscal Sponsorship

There are over 14 million arrests in the US every year. The vast majority of these arrests are for low level, nonviolent offenses, and yet they result in almost 500,000 people sent to jail to await their trial, before they are convicted of any crime. This unnecessary jail time hurts communities and can ruin the lives of those who are affected. Good Call is trying to change that.

Good Call runs a totally free, 24/7 hotline that allows anyone to connect with a free lawyer right away, if they or a loved one are arrested. Our service facilitates much needed support for individuals and families dealing with arrests, enables better legal representation, and helps prevent people from ending up in jail for the wrong reasons.

Good Call is currently operational in the Bronx, with plans to expand throughout NYC and nationally in 2018. For every dollar donated, we can reach five more people in heavily policed communities, making sure they know where to find help if they or a loved one get arrested.

Learn more at goodcall.nyc.


Good Call is in the process of acquiring our 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the IRS. We are currently accepting tax deductible donations through fiscal sponsorship with Creative Visions.

Supported by 38 Donations:

  • Laura W.
    I Gave $50
    Local-level projects like this are how we will change the world.
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    I Gave $500
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    I Gave $75
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    Anonymous
    I learned about this through Open Philanthropy's blog. Excited to support work in the NYC area.
  • Beth M.
    I Gave $25
    Thanks for this important work.
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    I Gave $600
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  • Martha L.
    I Gave $25
    Keep up this important work, team!
  • Lynne B.
    I Gave $25
    In support of Gabe, my old Jr. Choir singer.
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    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    Truly doing the Lord's work
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    I Gave $100
    Henry Hain and Emily Leader
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $750
    Thanks for providing such a great resource for people in need! Heard about you from Open Philanthropy and I'm excited to support such a needed project
  • David L.
    I Gave $100
    Great Work to you all! Thanks, David L
  • Jane J.
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    Anonymous
    Great stuff. Keep up the good work
  • Raphael S.
    I Gave $1,000
    Great group of people solving a critical problem in a clever way. Couldn't be happier to support them.