We build technology to drive positive social change and end the mass incarceration crisis.

The Emergent Works in-house engineering team builds elegant, user-friendly software solutions for values-aligned organizations in our community:

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Bail Fund App

The Bail Fund App (BFA) is a bespoke web-based CRM developed in partnership with Community Justice Exchange (CJE) that supports a national network of community bail funds to more efficiently and effectively deploy bail funds to individuals in pretrial and immigration detention who could otherwise not afford it. The BFA facilitates the work of community bail funds through a highly-customizable user interface, tailored to a bail fund's specific workflow needs. By providing funds with industry-leading technology and accurate data about the clients they serve, the BFA frees up valuable time and resources so funds can serve greater numbers of people, and inform policy to end cash bail practices.

Mentorship Program CRM

An in-house CRM built to help our program staff follow and support participants in our 1:1 Technical Mentorship Program. Powered by Airtable in the backend, but with data entry via approachable user interfaces for users of all technical experience levels. Includes reports, dashboards, and integrations with third-party systems such as Google Forms, Slack, Calendly, Thinkific (a learning management system used for curriculum).

BALT Project

A web-based software using Google Sheets and an API backend to support Baltimore Legal Action Team (BALT)'s CRM needs. Users with special permissions can access and manipulate the data directly with all the power of Google Sheets, but the average user is being guided to a consistent data format within the web application.


Not911 is a mobile app for resolving community-level issues without police involvement. Not911 connects users to nonprofits and government agencies to address issues ranging from domestic violence to homelessness, without police intervention.

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Are you impacted by mass incarceration? Have an idea for a product that we should build to support your community? Reach out to us at products@emergentworks.org.