Bail & Pre-Trial Diversion Services

Study Schedule


Thursday, March 21, 2013
9 a.m., State Capitol,
Room 437

Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
1:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room,
Lower Level, 925 L Street

Advisory Committee

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
9 a.m., State Capitol,
Room 437

Public Hearing

Description of Study

The Little Hoover Commission is examining California's use of commercial bail and pre-trial diversion services at county jails as part of the Commission's ongoing look at public safety and realignment initiated in 2011. The combination of large pre-trial populations and new offenders who previously would have been sent to state prison is creating population management challenges for counties.

The Commission will review disparities in bail bond schedules, the role of risk and needs assessment tools, pre-trial diversion services and the state's sentencing structure.

The goal is to develop recommendations to increase equity, more effectively manage state and local public safety resources and to reduce crime.

If you would like more information regarding this study, please contact the project manager, Jim Wasserman. To be notified electronically of meetings, events, or when the report is complete, please send a request to