1. Bail Analysis
Presentation by Clark-Bernhardt and Cornelius on previous and current initiatives
regarding bail analyses. The new analysis reviews signature and cash bail events at or
subsequent to initial appearance (IA) in 34,000 felony, misdemeanor, and criminal traffic
cases in Dane County from 2017-2022. Data was reviewed and discussion ensued.
Discussed adding, in the future, data broken down within the felony category by class
and year at the case level. Would like to see the change over time due to seriousness
of felonies. The analysis will be presented to the Community Justice Council on
ANALYSIS OF SIGNATURE BONDS AND CASH BAIL
2. Pretrial Services Department Update
Beyler provided an update on the Pre-Trial Services Department. The deadline to apply
to the director position was September 1, 2023. Anticipates interviews within the
coming months and a new director to be on board by the first of the year. Currently not
at caseload capacity due to staffing challenges. Also shared data relating to people on
GPS monitoring involved with Pretrial Services. The average length of days is 90 days
and the average number of clients with bracelets each month is 104.4. Data analyzed
was from August 2022 - July 2023.
F. Future Meeting Items and Dates
Due to transitions and staffing capacity, the CJC Pre-Trial Services Subcommittee will
meet on an ad hoc basis and as needed for the foreseeable future. Staff will work with
subcommittee members to schedule future meetings and to let members know when
there is capacity to meet.
G. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda
H. Such Other Business as Allowed by Law
A motion was made by TETZLAFF, seconded by KOSTELIC, that the meeting be
adjourned. The motion carried unanimously by a voice vote.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lindsay Menard, pending subcommittee approval