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Chief Justice Names Work Group to Review Pretrial Reform Efforts in California

January 16, 2019

California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently announced a new work group to review progress on reforms to California’s system of pretrial detention and identify next steps to continue work on the issue, including developing recommendations for funding allocations of the pilot projects and examining risk assessment tools.

The 12-person work group will begin meeting in February and includes trial court judges, appellate justices and court executive officers from courts of all sizes and from both rural and urban areas. Governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget proposal included $75 million for the Judicial Council of California to fund programs related to pretrial decision-making.

Click here for more information and a full list of the work group members. 

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