SB 129 (Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021) – Statewide Pretrial Program

The 2021-22 state budget appropriated $140 million ($70 million ongoing) to the Judicial Council to fund the implementation and operation of ongoing court programs and practices that promote safe, efficient, fair and timely pretrial programs. The funding is intended to provide courts with information and resources to support judicial officers in making pretrial release decisions that impose the least restrictive conditions to address public safety and return to court as well as implementation of appropriate monitoring practices and provision of services for released individuals.