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.

Governor Hochul Announces $20 Million in Pretrial Services Funding Distributed to Counties Outside of New York City to Promote Public Safety

September 28, 2022: Gov. Hochul announced that DCJS will distribute $20 million in pretrial services funding to all counties outside of New York City. As outlined in the Governor’s 2022 State of the State agenda, this funding will support a continuum of pretrial services, including screening and assessments, supervision, a centralized case management system, and dedicated information sharing with the court system. Probation departments and community-based providers will receive this funding to expand services that enhance public safety and return more people to court. DCJS allocated this funding based on the five-year average of lower court arraignments in each county.


‘That’s Not True’: New Report Is Good News for Defense Bar, Public Defenders – New York Law Journal

Study: Bail reform is working just as it was intended – The Riverdale Press