Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. By Appointment Only
Proudly Serving Tompkins County

Logo, Opportunities, Alternatives, And Resources Of Tompkins County, Inc., Offender Aid in Ithaca, NY
910 West State St.
Ithaca NY 14850

Bail Fund Program in Ithaca, New York

The bail fund program offered by Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources of Tompkins County, Inc. in Ithaca, New York provides bail loans to those in need. Our bail fund program recognizes that economic inequality can result in unequal treatment before the law, and we strive to provide a more just outcome for those of limited means who must navigate the criminal justice system.

Bail Services

Bail loans are available to residents of Tompkins County who have been rigorously screened and lack the means to post bail. When you turn to us for a bail loan, you must maintain weekly contact with us through the resolution of your case. Bail loans are made from private donations and county dollars.


The client service worker cannot review specifics of the internal review process with you, and there are a number of situations where applications for bail may be denied. These include if the prospective bailee has:
• Been Issued Warrants or Detainers
• Violated Parole, Probation, or Orders
of Protection
• Been Named a Flight Risk
• Forfeited an OAR Bail in the Past
• Failed to Follow OAR's Weekly Contact
Requirement While Previously Utilizing Our
Bail Fund Program
Contact us in Ithaca, New York, to find out more about our bail loans and whether or not you are eligible.