Webinar | Before and After: Data on the Impact of Bail Reform

PPT: New York’s Reformed Bail Law What is it? What are its Effects? (DCJ Director Michael Rempel and Policy Director Krystal Rodriguez)

PPT: Supplemental Pretrial Release Data Summary Analysis: 2019 – 2021 (NYSDCJS Deputy Commissioner in the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ Office of Justice Research and Performance Leigh Bates)

On Wednesday, September 21st, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted a webinar detailing pretrial release outcomes before and after the State’s bail reform law took effect in 2020.

Building on the conference, “Bail Reform in New York: What Have We Learned? What’s Next?”, this webinar highlighted new DCJS pretrial data.

  • Coinciding with the webinar, DCJS published new data and analysis, which includes pretrial release decisions for arraignments that occurred between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2021, to inform the public about the impact and implementation of reforms.
  • This new information complements the existing statutorily required pretrial data file and dashboards available on the Office of Court Administration (OCA) and DCJS websites (see “Pretrial Release” section on DCJS page), which are updated every six months.