Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.
As the Chief Justice prepares to address the Legislature on the 2019 State of the Judiciary, a look back at some key judicial branch milestones.
Today the California State Legislature sent an historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system.
Learn more about the Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup's recommendations, the California bail system and other reform efforts nationwide.
A workgroup established by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to study California’s bail system issued a slate of recommendations Tuesday, saying money bail should be replaced by a risk-based assessment and supervision program that determines whether to jail defendants before trial based on their threat to public safety and their likelihood of making a court appearance.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday announced a new work group to review progress on reforms to California’s system of pretrial detention and identify next steps to continue work on the issue.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye's statement on signing of SB10.
Video with captions: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye announces charge and members of the Pretrial Work Group.
The Pretrial Reform and Operations Workgroup will host public comment sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco on risk assessment tools as one component in pretrial decisionmaking.
At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Judicial Council will receive a final report on a three-year grant for 39 collaborative courts and pretrial programs that tracked retention, recidivism, and failure to appear rates for participating defendants.
The Judicial Council on Friday awarded millions of dollars to fund pretrial projects in 16 trial courts throughout the state.
SAN DIEGO--Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today the formation of a working group to study and recommend ways to make the bail system fair while protecting the public and ensuring court appearances of defendants.