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Pretrial Release and Services



  • What is does it mean to be "released on recognizance"?
    According to the National Center of State Courts, being released on recognizance is defined as "the... Read More
    Last Updated: May 30, 2008

  • What is bail?
    Bail is defined on the U.S. Legal System Glossary section of the U.S. Department of State's Web site... Read More
    Last Updated: June 23, 2008


  • Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas: A Guide for Rural County Officials,  BJA-Sponsored, January 2013, NCJ 242119. (23 pages).
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  • Unsecured Bonds: The As Effective and Most Efficient Pretrial Release Option,  BJA-Sponsored, October 2013, NCJ 243919. (26 pages).
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  • Pretrial Risk Assessment in Virginia,  BJA-Sponsored, May 2009, NCJ 243268. (27 pages).
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  • Pretrial Services Program Implementation: A Starter Kit,  BJA-Sponsored, 2009, NCJ 243278. (56 pages).
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  • Pretrial Risk Assessment 101: Science Provides Guidance on Managing Defendants,  BJA-Sponsored, April 2013, NCJ 241873. (5 pages).
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  • Pretrial Detention and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 1995-2010,  BJS, February 2013, NCJ 239673. (13 pages).
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