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Office of Statewide Pretrial Services Hosts the 2nd Circuit Stakeholders Meeting

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Office of Statewide Pretrial Services hosts the 2nd Circuit Stakeholders Meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and also at noon to 1:30 p.m. The 2nd Circuit is made up of Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties. 

On January 1, 2023, Illinois will become the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail pursuant to the General Assembly’s passage and the Governor’s signing of the SAFE-T Act. In order to fulfill the mandates contained in the Pretrial Fairness Act component of this Act, it will be imperative for Illinois to have a statewide legal and evidence-based pretrial system in place to fully support law enforcement, the judiciary, and other system stakeholders in making appropriate and informed pretrial release decisions and supervising defendants released into the community.

The 2nd Circuit Stakeholders Meeting will be held over Zoom and divided into two sessions. 

Attend the 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. session. 

Attend the 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. session.

For morning information, contact: Chris Bonjean, Communications Director to the Illinois Supreme Court at 312.793.2323 or cbonjean@illinoiscourts.gov.

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Celeste Antoinette Niemann
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