(1) A person accused of a crime should be released awaiting trial without bail if a risk assessment tool (see Pretrial Release position) indicates that:
(a) the defendant is likely to appear in court,
(b) the defendant does not pose a threat to victims, others or the community, and
(c) the jurisdiction has pretrial services to monitor and/or treat the defendant.
(2) Bail bond agents should be closely regulated, monitored and subject to recourse for abuse.