I have a family member who is eligible for the pretrial release program, but still has a monetary bond requirement that we cannot afford. Why is that and how can we get our family member assessed by the program?

Bond and pretrial release are at the discretion of the Court.  There are many reasons as to why a judge may choose to require that a cash or surety bond be posted for release.  Since each case is unique, it is best to contact the defense counsel handling the case for more information.