Governor Signs Rubio’s Bill to Enhance Public Safety by Allowing More Appropriate Levels of Supervision

Monday, October 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown signed Assembly Bill 789, legislation to give judges the discretion to release arrestees with three or more failures to appear, under certain circumstances, into court-approved supervised pretrial services programs. 

"In various counties across the state, jail overcrowding is a major issue that continues to pose a significant safety threat to communities where arrestees are released without any supervision or monitoring,” said Rubio. “This bill will help address public safety concerns by allowing judges to grant pretrial release to certain arrestees into programs with appropriate levels of supervision and conditions upon release.”

Under AB 789, arrestees evaluated using a risk assessment tool that demonstrate they do not pose a safety threat to the community, will be released into a supervised pretrial program – protecting public safety and providing relief to arrestees.

The 48th Assembly District is comprised of the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, City of Industry, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, West Covina, and the San Gabriel Valley unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, including Bassett, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Arcadia, Ramona, Valinda and West La Puente.

Contact:  Christina A. Romero
(916) 319-2048

AB 789 signed by gov 10.9.17.pdf

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Website of Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio: www.asm.ca.gov/Rubio