Bail Bondsmen: Unlikely Mentors?Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011
ExpertBail, the nation’s first and only nationally branded network of professional bail bond agents, recently finished its “Student Bail Out” pilot program in Orange County California. The program is designed to educate young adults on the importance of making smart decisions and staying out of trouble. Additionally, students get an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system and the vital role that both Sheriffs and Bail Bond Agents play within in it.
Last month, ExpertBail worked with a prominent Orange County high school to conduct a "pilot" of the innovative new program. Several students were selected to participate in the program, which involved a dramatic mock arrest and bail bond interview as well as a final summary article on the school's website and a YouTube video of the program. ExpertBail Agent, Jason Meyerson of Bail Bond Professionals, a leading bail bond agency in Orange County and member of the ExpertBail Network, volunteered his time to help out with the program. “I think this concept is a really good idea” says Meyerson. “The reality is bail agents like myself are having these types of conversations with young adults and their parents all the time. To raise awareness around the importance of making good decisions at this point in their lives and to educate them on the criminal justice process, including the role that bail bondsman play is extremely valuable.“
Through its network of over 5000 bail agents across the country, ExpertBail is planning to roll this program out nationally later this year. “We have an opportunity here to make a real difference," says Eric Granof, Chief Marketing Officer for AIA, the nation’s largest underwriter of bail bonds and creator of the ExpertBail Network. “Most people today don’t understand the role of the bail bond agents and only see them as how they are portrayed by Hollywood and the media, and that is never in a good way. The truth of the matter is bail agents are hard working small business owners that are in the business they are in not just to make money, but to help people…people who are usually not prepared for the situation they are in. What better than to take that element of our business and share it with young adults and try to provide them with some small nuggets of wisdom and guidance.”
A link to the online story written by the students as well as a link to a video created by them are below.
Student Bail Out Article
Student Bail Out Video
ExpertBail is the bail bond industry’s first true national bail bond network. Comprised of the most experienced and highest quality bail agents in the industry, ExpertBail helps consumers reduce the clutter in the bail marketplace and directs them towards a trusted, proven and experienced bail agent in a simple and transparent way. Expert Bail is backed by AIA, the oldest and largest family of bail bond insurance companies. With over 150 years of stability, trust and knowledge behind every bond written in the ExpertBail Network, its focus is on the consumer and helping them through a difficult time. The mission of ExpertBail and its network of agents is not only to meet the expectations of customers, but to exceed them substantially.
The AIA family of companies has been partnering with agents across the country for over a century. Formed in 2003 as an alliance of the surety bail industry’s leading companies Allegheny Casualty, International Fidelity and Associated Bond, AIA utilizes a unique “service-focused” approach to management that provides its family of agents with the knowledge, tools and commitment they need to grow their business and succeed. AIA has become the overwhelming industry leader in agent service, national coverage, bail written and number of agents.