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Bail Reform Implementation

This page includes forms and other information regarding the implementation of the 2019 bail reform law, which took effect on January 1, 2020, and has since been amended with the 2020 State Budget (effective July 2, 2020).

Governing Statutes

2020 Amendments to Bail Reform Law: L 2020, ch 56, Part UU (effective July 2, 2020) 

Bail Reform Law: Criminal Procedure Law amendments (effective January 1, 2020) 

Resource Materials

The City, A Broken Bond: How New York Judges Are Getting Around Bail Reform (October 12, 2020)

2020 Bail Amendments Effective July 2, 2020, Yung-Mi Lee, Brooklyn Defender Services - NYSDA Presentation (July 27, 2020)

Bail Reform Revisited: The Impact of New York’s Amended Bail Law on Pretrial Detention, Michael Rempel and Krystal Rodriguez, Center on Court Innovation (May 2020)

Bail Reform Revisited: Fact Sheet, Michael Rempel and Krystal Rodriguez, Center on Court Innovation (May 2020)

Desk Appearance Tickets in New York State 2018, Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College (May 2020)

Flow Charts and Resource Materials - Appearance Tickets, Arraigning on Qualifying and Non-Qualifying Offense, Electronic Monitoring, Pre-Trial Service Agencies, Non-Monetary Conditions and Qualifying Offenses List, Monroe County Public Defender's Office (2020)

Bail, Discovery, and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms, Barry Kamins (New York Law Journal, June 1, 2020)

The 2020 Bail Reform Amendments: Major Provisions and Potential Impacts, Center for Court Innovation (April 9, 2020)

OCA Certified Pretrial Services Agencies

Judicial Responses to the New Bail Law, NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2020 Annual Report

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Guide: Bail's Set...What's Next? (January 2020)

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Guide (Spanish): Obtuvo Fianza, Ahora Que Sigue? (January 2020)

Learn About The Specific Process of Posting Bail and Bond In Your New York County (Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Website, February 2020)

Assessing Potential Impacts of 2020 Bail Reforms in NYC, Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College (September 2019)

New York's Bail Reform Law, A Bench Book for Judges (July 11, 2019)

NYSAC Criminal Justice Reforms (December 2019)

Bail Reform Implementation Forms

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This collection contains forms related to the implementation of bail reform in NYS.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Court Date Reminder UCS 517 (rev 12-23-19) PDF (36.44 KB) Administration 1/17/2020
Uniform_Appearance_Ticket_UCS-150_-Model_Form_.pdf PDF (115.51 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Court_Date_Reminder__UCS-517_.pdf PDF (163.86 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Commitment_Order.pdf PDF (15.59 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Securing_Order__UCS-514_.pdf PDF (172.85 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Unsecured_Bond__CRC_3294.pdf PDF (57.19 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Partially_Secured_Bond_CRC_3293.pdf PDF (57.53 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
Secured_Bond_CRC_3292.pdf PDF (67.7 KB) Administration 12/19/2019
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