Canada’s inefficient, biased and manual bail process results in thousands of legally innocent individuals being unnecessarily detained and the overrepresentation of certain communities in pre-trial detention.
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SmartBail accurately and objectively assesses pre-trial risk, giving decision-makers the insight to process individuals awaiting bail quickly, fairly, and at a significantly lower cost to taxpayers.
Accurately assess the likelihood an individual released on bail will fail to appear or be charged with a new offence.
Process bail cases faster, more efficiently use legal aid resources, and reduce the burden on pre-trial detention centres.
Reduce bias in Canada’s bail system and provide additional protection for vulnerable and legally innocent people.
Users are prompted to fill in information about the individual that our data analysis has found to correlate with the risk of being charged with new offenses or failing to appear to hearings.*1
Users can quickly and easily fill in the individual’s background information into our platform.
Our application processes this background information through its algorithm and instantly generates an accurate assessment report of the individual’s pre-trial risk.
Our application provides a detailed and fully transparent explanation of why it arrived at an assessment, empowering decision-makers with actionable insights.*2
SmartBail is built by a team of legal and technology experts on a mission to improve the efficiency and equity of our bail system.
Founder & CEO
Fahad is a lawyer called to the Bar of Ontario with common and civil law degrees from McGill University. He is an experienced social entrepreneur and previously worked on a technological solution for the Access to Justice problem in Canada’s legal system. Fahad spends his free time studying machine learning and learning to code.
Ardalan is an engineer and an experienced AI developer with a Master of Computer Science degree from Simon Fraser University. He was selected to participate in the exclusive Next 36 program provided by NEXT Canada. In his spare time, Ardalan teaches courses on machine learning.
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