[HYBRID] Bail Reform in New York: Five Years In & What Comes Next

When:  Apr 3, 2024 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 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 1] Bail Reform in New York: Five Years In & What Comes Next

Implemented in January 2020 and hailed as one of the most ambitious reforms in the country, New York's hotly contested reforms eliminated bail and pretrial detention for most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, expanded pretrial services, and required courts to consider people's ability to afford bail before setting it.

Researchers and practitioners will discuss bail reform's implementation, its impact on crime and recidivism, and next steps for a fairer and more equitable system of pretrial justice in New York. Register here - join in-person in Midtown, NYC and online anywhere!


  • Jennifer FeroneDeputy Research Director, CUNY ISLG
  • Jaeok Kim, Associate Director of Research, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Darren MackCo-Founder and Co-Director, Freedom Agenda
  • Agnieszka Mamczur-Fuller, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Queens Supervised Release Program, New York City Criminal Justice Agency
  • René Ropac, Senior Research Associate, DCJ
  • Hon. Joseph A. Zayas, Chief Administrative Judge, New York State Unified Court System


Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave., NY, NY
365 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016