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Leading the fight to preserve Surety Bail for bail agents in California

"The specific mission of the CBAA is to serve and improve the California bail industry through education and discourse with public officials and others that affect the important role of bail in the administration of criminal justice in California."
CBAA Mission Statement

WELCOME TO CBAA

Bail, the amount of money a defendant must post to be released from jail pending trial, is a right guaranteed to all by the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Here in the Golden State, Professional Bail agents act as liaisons between courts and defendants, by providing the funds necessary to guarantee the defendant will return to court for trial and future court proceedings.

The California Bail Agents Association, more commonly known as CBAA, is a state-wide collection of these professionals.

The specific mission of the CBAA is to serve and improve the California bail industry through education and discourse with public officials and others that affect the important role of bail in the administration of criminal justice in California.

‘Gigantic momentous decision’: California Supreme Court shrinks role of cash bail in jailings

By  Nico Savidge and Robert Salonga
SAN JOSE, CA – In a landmark opinion hailed as a victory for civil-rights advocates and criminal-justice reformers, the Supreme Court of California ruled Thursday that judges must consider an arrestee’s ability to pay when setting bail, and must enforce a higher standard for jailing someone before trial on public-safety grounds.

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California Lawmakers Up Ante Against Money Bail With Pair of Bills

Earlier today we were notified by our Lobbyist, David Quintana, about two legislative bills introduced on January 27, 2021, that are of critical interest to our organization and our members.  For your convenience, I have attached links to the contents of each of these bills at the end of this posting.

I have also included Lobbyist Quintana’s explanation of these bills.  

 We will keep you updated as things progress.

~ Gloria Mitchell – CBAA President

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LA DA IGNORES THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

ANNOUNCES THE END OF CASH BAIL

George Gascón embarked Monday on a plan to reimagine criminal prosecutions in Los Angeles County, announcing sweeping policy changes he’ll make as district attorney that include an end to cash bail, a ban on prosecutors seeking enhanced prison sentences and showing leniency to many low-level offenders.

The dramatic reversals of deeply ingrained, traditional law enforcement strategies in the nation’s largest district attorney’s office, also will include a review of thousands of old cases to determine whether lighter sentences or prisoner releases should be sought, Gascón said in a speech during his swearing-in ceremony.

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Text of CBAAs Responce

CBAA JANUARY UPDATE

President, Gloria Mitchell Updates Members on CBAA’s Plans Going Forward. 
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INDUSTRY NEWS

Bail News

CBAA Press Release

CBAA Response to LA DA’s Eliminating Cash Bail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO, CA – Dec. 7, 2020 Today Los Angeles District Attorney announced that the

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MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS

CBAA membership offers representation, education, resource publications, legislative advocacy, and much much more.

Different levels of membership include:

For more information, follow this link

SPONSORSHIP HAS IT'S PRIVILEGES

Sponsors are the life blood of an organization. They form the backbone upon which many organizations build and finance their operations. At CBAA, we have managed to avoid taking this route but in these difficult and uncertain times, it is incumbent upon us to step up on the services most needed by our members, and this requires our organization to become rock solid.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note these important upcoming events.

CBAA needs the support of every agent at these events. Also, you will get the information you need for the future of the Bail Industry. Click here to see a calendar of events

BAIL EDUCATION

CBAA has long been a leader in the education of Bail Agents. In addition to teaching the 20-hour Live Pre-Licensing Course,

CBAA also conducts Live, Online Education, and Correspondence Courses for Continuing Education.

For more information or to register, contact Brandie at brandie@cbaa.com or 1-888-391-0456 ext. 106

For Dates, Locations, and Times click here to go to our Pre-licensing Education Page or Continuing Education Page.