[VIRTUAL] Beyond Bail: How Reforms to Discovery & Appearance Tickets Impacted New York’s Criminal Le

When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)

Part of Criminal Legal Reform in New York: Five Years In, an in-person and online event series based on CUNY Insitute for State & Local Governance's recent study looking at the implementation of bail + other criminal legal reforms in New York

The series is presented in partnership with the Data Collaborative for Justice. It will bring together researchers (including from SJC partner Vera Institute of Justice) as well as prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, pretrial service staff, advocates, and more to discuss the impact and future of reforms to bail, pretrial services, discovery, and desk appearance tickets (DATs). We hope you'll join, and please reach out if you have any questions!

 [Part 2] Beyond Bail: How Reforms to Discovery & Pre-Arraignment Detention Impacted New York's Criminal Legal System Since 2019

New York's groundbreaking criminal legal reforms made changes to more than just bail. The legislation overhauled how evidence is shared between prosecutors and defenders-known as discovery-and standardized when and how police should issue "desk appearance tickets," which allow people to return to court on their own in lieu of pre-arraignment detention.

Panelists will shed light on these important but often-overlooked reforms, discussing research on their implementation, what is needed to better support practitioners (as well as increase accountability), and how to move forward to ensure these laws are meeting their goals. Register here to join on Zoom.


  • Kate Jassin, Research Associate, CUNY ISLG
  • Yung-Mi Lee, Legal Director, Criminal Defense Practice, Brooklyn Defenders
  • Scott Levy, Chief Policy Counsel, FWD.us
  • Olive LuAssociate Director of Research, DCJ
  • Tarek Rahman, Counsel to the District Attorney, Westchester County District Attorney's Office
  • Krystal RodriguezPolicy Director, DCJ
  • Alissa Pollitz Worden, Senior Research Fellow, John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety
  • others to be announced.