NYC's supervised release program swelled after bail reform. Now it may be overwhelmed.
A city program aimed at helping people accused of crimes stay out of jail, show up for court and avoid rearrest has exploded in recent years in the wake of bail reform. Now, social workers who operate the little-known supervised release program say they don’t have the resources to support the influx of people, many of whom are facing violent felony charges. And that’s leaving the program at a crossroads.