Pretrial Pilot Program

Program Overview and Purpose

This year’s state budget earmarked $75 million to the Judicial Council to launch and evaluate two-year pretrial projects in local trial courts. As directed by the Legislature, the projects aim to increase the safe and efficient release of arrestees before trial; use the least restrictive monitoring practices possible while protecting public safety and ensuring court appearances; validate and expand the use of risk assessment tools; and assess any bias.

On August 9, 2019, the Judicial Council awarded funds to 16 pretrial projects in trial courts throughout the state.

Click here to learn more about the funded pilot programs.

Pilot Projects

Large Court Category

Alameda
Los Angeles
Sacramento

Medium Court Category

San Joaquin
San Mateo
San Barbara
Sonoma
Tulare
Ventura

Medium/Small Court Category

Kings
Napa
Nevada-Sierra

Small Courts Category

Calaveras
Modoc
Tuolumne
Yuba

Contact Information

Criminal Justice Services
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

pretrial@jud.ca.gov