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Office of Statewide Pretrial Services hosts Second Circuit stakeholders meeting

10/26/2021

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Office of Statewide Pretrial Services hosted a 2nd Circuit Stakeholders Meeting on October 8 via Zoom. The 2nd Circuit is made up of Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White counties.

On January 1, 2023, Illinois will become the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail pursuant to the General Assembly’s passage and the Governor’s signing of the SAFE-T Act. In order to fulfill the mandates contained in the Pretrial Fairness Act component of this Act, it will be imperative for Illinois to have a statewide legal and evidence-based pretrial system in place to fully support law enforcement, the judiciary and other system stakeholders in making appropriate and informed pretrial release decisions and supervising defendants released into the community.