Event Catalog


April 2018

The Case for Cite and Release

April 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

Arrest is the gateway to the criminal justice system and the lead driver of overincarceration. However, when law enforcement officers are granted discretion to determine whether to cite, arrest, or divert individuals, jurisdictions can be more effective in the way they use their jails and other justice system resources. In this webinar, Dr. Ronal Serpas presents the case for citation in lieu of arrest, shares the reasons why these policies should be implemented more broadly and frequently, and addresses concerns regarding citation policies and police discretion.
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May 2018

First Friday Forum

May 4, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Join special guest Marc Levin, vice president of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, as he discusses unique challenges faced by rural jurisdictions across the country. He will be previewing a forthcoming publication on rethinking how jails work in rural America. 
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Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice Spring 2018

This six-week course is an intensive introduction to the basics of pretrial justice, including legal foundations, pretrial 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. 

April 25th    Welcome and Orientation
May 2nd     The State of Pretrial Justice
May 9th      Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial
May 16th    Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making
May 23rd    Bringing Science to Pretrial Justice: Actuarial Pretrial Assessment Tools & Promoting Pretrial Success
May 30th    Effective Bail Hearings
June 6th     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 April 25th through June 6th. Live sessions occur weekly on Wednesdays at 2 pm Eastern starting April 25th. 

Cost: Regular: $400 - Contact Meghan Guevara (meghan@pretrial.org) for information on group discounts.

 

 

Enjoyed the live sessions and opportunity to interface with other professionals in the pretrial field.
I found that I got value out of everything that we were assigned to do... I also found it a good opportunity to reflect on how we do things and how we can change things for the better.
“Interesting and Refreshing Learning Experience”

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