"Unless this right to bail is preserved, the presumption of innocence, secured only after centuries of struggle, would lose its meaning."

Stack v. Boyle (1951)
About Us
The Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices focuses on research and education about bail (pretrial release), and "no bail" (pretrial detention). As Executive Director of the Center, I decide which areas to study and which jurisdictions to assist. All requests for assistance are welcome, and, if asked, I will attempt to personally help you or at least direct you to someone else.   

Before creating the Center, I worked with several persons to improve the administration of bail in Colorado, starting with the Jefferson County Bail Project, and ultimately (and most recently) helping with the enactment of a new criminal bail statute based on best practices for achieving pretrial justice. I have since worked with jurisdictions across the United States, and will continue to do so as long as necessary to achieve pretrial justice in America. 

The Center is neutral and nonpartisan, but articulates positions when they are supported by unbiased research and laws with firm constitutional bases.   

Tim Schnacke