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Criminal Justice Reform: Changes to the Pretrial System

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In 2017-8 California State Legislative Session, SCG developed an analysis on the background and implications of Senate Bill (SB) 10 (Hertzberg), which proposed to restrict the practice of setting “monetary bail” by establishing a risk assessment tool conducted by judges. Monetary bail is a sum of money that an accused person awaiting trial can deposit to receive a temporary release from jail. The deposit conceptually acts as an incentive for accused persons to return to court. SB 10 proposed an alternative to monetary bail system with a statewide “risk assessment tool”. The tool determines whether defendants can be safely released from jail while awaiting trial. SB 10 proposed this change because the bail system unfairly affects individuals who cannot afford to pay for bail.

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Resources from the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

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Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

In this time of deep division about the crucial challenges facing our communities and our country, #SCGAnnualCon18 brought together SoCal philanthropy leaders for cutting-edge learning and deep connection to explore what gives us hope, powers our work and binds us all together: Our Common Humanity.


June Public Policy Roundup

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This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 


Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance to K-12 Schools on Privacy and Equal Rights of All Students

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Guide outlines options available to administrators when responding to requests for personal information on undocumented students by law enforcement