Lawmakers pledged their ongoing support for, and Judge Glenn Grant pointed up the various successes of, New Jersey’s revamped bail system as he appeared before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Tuesday, though the judge acknowledged the reform remains “a work in progress.”

Grant, acting administrative director of the New Jersey courts, said Tuesday that violent crime had decreased statewide per State Police data, and the jail population had decreased 20 percent, since implementation of a risk-based rather than cash-based bail system provided for in the state Criminal Justice Reform Act.

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