WATERLOO REGION BAIL PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Statistics for 2010
On average, more than 55 verification's were conducted by the program each month and totalled over 650 for the year. This is approximately 35% of all persons who appeared in the bail courts at 385 Frederick Street, Unit 201, Kitchener, Ontario. Of persons verified by the program, 10% were released to a surety or on their own recognizance. It was determined that they required neither bail program supervision nor detention.
On any given day 157-197 people were under supervised release with the Bail program from our Kitchener and Cambridge offices. A full 99.3% of scheduled court appearances were attended by persons who completed with the program during the year. At trial, 20.3% of people supervised had all charges withdrawn or were found not guilty. Therefore these people were not detained in custody unnecessarily while awaiting trial.
In the interests of public safety, failure to comply with conditions of release is reported and a warrant is issued. In 2010, 10% of clients whos cases were closed had been breached by the bail program.