Minor traffic offenses or nonviolent infractions often carry increasingly high fines and fees; people who can't afford to pay face even higher fines for nonpayment, loss of a driver’s license, and sometimes imprisonment. With racial imbalances in policing and the criminal justice system, these injustices fall most heavily on communities of color. A coalition of California advocates used impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and policy reform to end some of the worse problems in California's traffic court system. Three of those advocates -- Raegan Joern, Claire Johnson Raba, and Rebekah Evenson of Bay Area Legal Aid -- describe their efforts in this month's advocacy story. Read more.