Event Catalog


July 2017

Smart Pretrial Webcast Series: Six Sessions

As the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative nears completion, there is much to be learned about how the pretrial law and research are translated to effective and sustainable practice. The six-part series will explore the components of the framework with a focus on planning, executing, and measuring improvements in local systems. Register for the no-cost individual sessions or the whole series, and take part in interactive online activities to see how your system measures up.
When:   July 26 - August 30  
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Smart Pretrial Session 1: How Smart is Your Pretrial System?

In this session, we will provide an overview of the Smart Pretrial Framework and discuss how to identify your system’s strengths and targets for improvement. After the session, you’re invited to complete an online self-assessment for your system.
When:   July 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET) 
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

August 2017

Smart Pretrial Session 2: The Key Elements

The Pretrial stage includes many decisions and many key actors, so system improvements must be multi-faceted. Join us to discuss the components of comprehensive system improvement and how you can continue to “follow the research.”
When:   August 2,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Smart Pretrial Session 3: Planning Your Work (and Working Your Plan)

There’s a lot of moving parts to pretrial system improvement, and you’ll need a plan to guide your efforts and communicate your progress and next steps. In this session we’ll discuss the components of a comprehensive plan and share samples for you to steal if you’d like.
When:   August 9,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Smart Pretrial Session 4: Implementing and Sustaining System Improvements

In this session we’ll continue to follow the research, but down a new path. Successful implementation takes thoughtful planning and a long-term commitment, and the field of Implementation Sciences offers guidance on how to create a “new normal” in your system. We’ll take a high level look at the applications for implementation research in pretrial and highlight online resources to explore.
When:   August 16,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Lessons from the Pretrial Justice Clinic

The University of Baltimore School of Law's Pretrial Justice Clinic (PTJC) uses a clinical law school model to fight against mass incarceration and for pretrial justice. PTJC is unique in that it is the only law school clinic that focuses solely on pretrial reform and accepts both violent misdemeanors and felonies. Join the clinic's co-founders and students to explore the student-driven structure of the clinic, highlights from its first year in operation, and the challenges inherent in confronting the criminal justice system's volume problems while maintaining a client-centered practice. In addition, faculty will offer an update on impact of recent court rule changes on pretrial decision making in Maryland.
When:   August 17,  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Smart Pretrial Session 5: Crunching the Numbers: Using a Pretrial Data Dashboard

Do you have the data you need to measure the impact of your system improvements, and do you know how to use it? We will discuss key data elements to collect, share examples of data dashboards, and offer a process for moving from data to action.
When:   August 23,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

Smart Pretrial Session 6: Local Leaders Roundtable

Local officials who have pursued pretrial system improvements will share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.
When:   August 30,  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)   
Where:   Webcast   
Registration: Now Open
Cost: Free

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice — Fall 2017

This six-week course is an intensive introduction to the basics of pretrial justice, including legal foundations, risk-based decision making throughout the pretrial process, and building effective pretrial systems. The course includes weekly live interactions with PJI faculty and guest speakers, an online community space for discussion with classmates, and self-directed assignments and activities to complete on your own schedule. 

October 3rd    Welcome and Orientation
October 10th     The State of Pretrial Justice
October 17th      Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial
October 24th    Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making
October 31st    Pretrial Risk Assessment & Management
November 7th    Effective Bail Hearings
November 14th     Assessing and Enhancing Your System

This course is ideal for professionals new to pretrial, policymakers seeking a better understanding of pretrial justice concepts, or those exploring options to improve the efficacy of their pretrial system. Participants are asked to invest 4 to 6 hours per week in the course, and in that time will enjoy the benefit of experienced faculty, extensive resources, a small class size, and a curriculum focused on real-world applications. 

Faculty:  John Clark and Sue Ferrere

Course Dates:   Course runs from October 3rd through November 14th. Live sessions occur weekly on Tuesdays at 3 pm Eastern starting October 3rd. 

Registration now open This class is limited to 32 participants; register early!
Cost: Early (through August 22): $350; Regular: $400

 

Pretrial Justice: The Role of Law Enforcement 

Sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, these on-demand e-learning modules are tailored to law enforcement leaders and frontline officers. Topics include the law and research underlying pretrial justice as well as strategies improve victim and community safety, maximize court appearance, and target jail resources to the highest risk defendants.
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Cost: Free

Welcome to the University of Pretrial!

This recorded webcast offers a tour of the University of Pretrial, including the community, upcoming events, and the library. Ideal for new members or anyone with questions about what UP has to offer.
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Cost: Free

Moving Beyond Money Webcast

PJI's Dianne Beer-Maxwell sits down with Larry Schwartztol, Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School. Larry shares highlights from CJPP's new publication, Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform, and discuss the implications for systems that are struggling with questions around money bond. 
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Cost: Free