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NCJ Number: 157044 Find in a Library
Title: Bail Support-- Some Considerations of Current Policy and Practice
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 3
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: The concept of bail support is explored.
Abstract: This paper offers a general overview of bail support, a service offered to defendants who might otherwise be denied bail in a criminal court, within the context of a pretrial management strategy. The concept of bail support became more popular when, in March 1992, the Home Office made grants available for voluntary organizations to work in partnership with probation services and local authorities to provide bail support. Bail support schemes vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This paper, however, urges that consistent principles underlie all bail support services and that common approaches to assessment be applied. Remand management as well as issues for the future, including changes to the Bail Act 1976, full implementation of section 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and the supervision grant scheme are discussed briefly.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Bail review; Bail/Financial Release; England; Juveniles; Pretrial procedures
Note: This Pre-Trial Initiatives Paper 1 is part of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) Briefing series.
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