Where is Bail Reform Now? Drive for Reform and Push Back 

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast Episode: July 19, 2022 Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM Bail Reform has been praised as an effective way to correct a societal wrong.  Its byword has been “bail does not keep the most dangerous in jail: it keeps the poorest.” Despite this argument, Bail Reform is receiving increasing pushback. Bail … Continue reading Where is Bail Reform Now? Drive for Reform and Push Back 

The Battle Over Bail Reform: How 5 Courts are Coping with the Challenge

Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: October 19, 2021 Episode  Brought to You in Cooperation with NACM The national movement to reduce or eliminate cash bail continues to spark heated discussion.  Several states, including New Jersey and Alaska, have instituted bail reform.  Other states such as California have repeatedly seen attempts at reform fail, either in the legislature … Continue reading The Battle Over Bail Reform: How 5 Courts are Coping with the Challenge

Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story

Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: January 2020 Episode It has been estimated that nationally, more than 60 percent of people in jail have not been convicted of a crime, they are awaiting trial.  Almost 500,000 defendants are in jail pretrial because they cannot afford to post bail.  Three-quarters of pretrial detainees have been charged with a … Continue reading Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story