Event Catalog

October 2017

Media Month events

October is Media Month in the University of Pretrial! We will be offering events and resources for members of the media, public information officers, and anyone engaged in pretrial communications. We hope you'll join us for the events below, and throughout the month we will be releasing new resources, including an updated messaging toolkit, a new media resources page, and an on-demand guide to pretrial data.


First Friday Forum: Pretrial Communications Toolkit — October 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Robin Campbell, PJI's Director of Communications, will be our Forum guest, discussing the soon-to-be-released pretrial messaging toolkit.


Finding Your Next Story: A Webcast for Media — October 13, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (ET)
Members of the media are invited to join us to discuss resources for covering pretrial, including connecting with impacted individuals, accessing pretrial data, and navigating the pretrial system.


Measures for Justice — October 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Measures for Justice collects county-level criminal justice data from across the country to increase transparency and promote informed discussions. Explore the data available through Measures for Justice, and talk with the researchers about improving quality and access to pretrial data.


Strategic Communications for Pretrial — October 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Are you a Public Information Officer, or do you just have days when you feel like one? Join PJI's communications team to discuss pretrial communications strategies, including effective crisis response and proactive media engagement.

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. 

Fall 2017 Course is SOLD OUT. Registration for January 2018 course opening soon. 
Cost: 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