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  • I have been seeing the growing discussions and opposition surrounding risk assessment tools and their effectiveness. I agree with some of the concerns being brought up, but my response is if not risk assessment tools, ...

  • Hey all -  I wanted to share some information about an amazing nonprofit who is doing work that could be beneficial to you and/or your networks. We know that community thrives in large part because of the connections ...

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  • Dear Colleagues, This morning, the ACLU-CO released a data-driven letter highlighting he underreported and concerning findings of the taxpayer-funded Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT) Validation Study . The ...

  • Other resources to direct you to (answering the "what do we want" question) include the pretrial reform visions put together by a number of organizations including the ACLU, Bail Project, and Leadership Conference: ...

  • Mr. Smith, ​Pretrial reform includes among other things, not having to post money for pretrial freedom.  I would urge you to read the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies 2020 standards and Alec Karakatsanis' ...

  • Dear Johanna: Thank you for this post. For me, I am still trying to figure out what exactly do all these jurisdictions, counties, municipalities etc., want from pre-trial / bail reform? Your new study and others that ...

  • Thanks for sharing, Johanna.  This study certainly reinforces the significant role that local culture plays in how pretrial policy translates into bail decisions. You acknowledge in the brief that San Fran and Sonoma ...

  • Don't forget, Ohio communities , if you are interested in PJI's recent technical assistance opportunity: Letters of Interest are due on November 18th Tomorrow, October 27th, PJI will be hosting a discussion session ...

  • Good morning,  Lewis and Clark County Criminal Justice Services Department in Helena, Montana, is soliciting responses from qualified vendors who have fully functioning intelligent information management systems which ...