Colorado Pretrial Advocacy

NACDL's work on pretrial advocacy in Colorado induding the publication of the Colorado Bail Manual. [Released September 2015]


Cover for NACDL report The Colorado Bail Book: A Defense Practitioner's Guide to Adult Pretrial ReleaseIn 2013, the Colorado legislature enacted new laws designing a pretrial system that moves away from the use of money bail and favors individualized determinations and the use of evidence-based predictors. Colorado defenders must use this new legislation to the advantage of their clients and this Manual is designed to give practitioners the guidance needed to achieve pretrial release for clients. 

Overview of Pretrial Release in Colorado 


Pretrial Release in Rural Communities 


NACDL News Release on the publication of the Colorado pretrial release manual

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