Pretrial Detention Reform

This is an equal access to justice issue here in California and nationally. All three branches of our government have expressed an interest in working on a solution to this pressing issue, and to support that goal I am establishing a work group to provide recommendations on how courts may better identify ways to make release decisions that will treat people fairly, protect the public, and ensure court appearances.

— Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup

Purpose: Study current pretrial detention practices and provide recommendations for potential reforms.

Date Established: October 2016

Now Available: Pretrial Detention Reform Report

Read the Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup recommendations published October 2017. Learn more about the report from the press release, Chief Justice Workgroup: Money Bail is "Unsafe and Unfair".

Contact Information

Judicial Council Criminal Justice Services Office