skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 157041 Find in a Library
Title: Nature of Bail Support Provision
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Bail support packages are examined.
Abstract: This paper describes in detail the actual content and delivery of bail support packages. An assessment-led approach is advocated so that the need for support services within a local area is determined. This would result in the development of a provision where the role and purpose are clearly identified and a service is targeted towards a particular group of defendants. Additionally, the individual needs of each defendant could be assessed and resources deployed accordingly. The coordination of services between local bail support facilities and other organizations is examined. A list of examples of elements of local bail support provisions is provided. These elements include, inter alia, monitoring the defendant by appropriate contacts, providing employment and training services, facilitating contacts between the defendant and the defendant's family, providing debt, drug, alcohol, and substance abuse counseling to the defendant, and providing appropriate accommodations for defendants. Anecdotal case studies concerning individual bail support packages are provided to illustrate the various elements to be considered. Elements of the delivery of a successful bail support provision are summarized.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Bail review; Bail/Financial Release; England; Pretrial procedures
Note: This Pre-Trial Initiatives Paper 5 is part of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) Briefing series produced by NACRO's Bail Support Unit Series
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.