Bail (2019)

(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.