A Report on the Operation of the Pretrial Services Agency During the Period Between June, 1974 and November 1975


This is a report on the work of Vera's Pretrial Services Agency between June 1974 and November 1975. Based on the original Manhattan Bail Project, this agency demonstrated bail reform by releasing defendants with community ties on their own recognizance, decreasing days spent in detention, reducing rates of nonappearance by those released from detention and awaiting trial, and providing a variety of services to criminal justice agencies and defendants during the pretrial process.