Pretrial Reform in California

Pretrial Detention Reform in California

A look at the judicial branch's efforts under the leadership of Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to reform pretrial detention in California.

2016-03-08 00:00:00

Chief Justice Calls for Review of Money Bail

"I think it’s time for us to really ask the question whether or not bail effectively serves its purpose, or does it in fact penalize the poor."

2016-10-28 00:00:00

Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup Named

The Chief Justice appoints 11 judges and one court executive to study current pretrial detention practices and provide recommendations for reforms.

2017-08-25 00:00:00

Judicial Branch and Legislative Branch join efforts to reform state's money bail system.

Current legislation – SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, authored by Senator Hertzberg and Assemblymember Bonta – will continue throughout the fall and the bill will be revisited early next year.

2017-10-24 00:59:15

Chief Justice Workgroup Issues Recommendations

Workgroup calls money bail system "unsafe and unfair," issuing sweeping recommendations to replace money bail with risk-based assessment and supervision programs.

2018-03-19 11:44:44

Chief Justice’s 2018 State of Judiciary Urges Changes to Money Bail System

The Chief Justice addresses legislators about the results of the judicial branch's bail study.

2018-05-23 16:46:29

Pretrial Study Continues

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye calls for the review of progress on reforms to California’s system of pretrial detention.

Pretrial Reform in California

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