Important questions have arisen over the last several years concerning the imposition and enforcement of legal financial obligations and the ways courts, in coordination with their justice system partners, manage the pretrial release of individuals awaiting trial. As a way of drawing attention to these issues and promoting ongoing improvements, in 2016 the CCJ and COSCA established the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices to develop recommendations that promote the fair and efficient enforcement of the law. Scott Griffith, a member of the Task Force Executive Committee, will lead a discussion to explore the work of the National Task Force and progress being made across the country to address fines, fees, and bail practices.
Jeff Chapple, Court Administrator, O’Fallon Missouri Municipal Court, O’Fallon, MO
Scott Griffith, Director of Research and Court Services, Texas Office of Court Administration, Austin, TX
Yolanda L. Lewis, District Court Administrator, 5th JAD, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, GA