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    RE: Bond Schedules

    Judge, Eight North Carolina counties that I have worked with decided against implementing actuarial risk assessment, opting instead for a structured decisionmaking tool for use by the magistrate (non-judge who sets ...

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  • That's great to hear that your county is using summon/citation for misdemeanors. I think there is also room for expanding default release after arrest on some felonies. Steve ------Original Message------ ...

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    RE: Bond Schedules

    Good point Stephen! I was only thinking of felony offenses, because in Mesa County we only arrest for felony crimes, and mandatory DV arrests, or if a person is belligerent and uncooperative receiving a summons. ...

  • An option without using money or a risk assessment tool is to do what Harris County does with misdemeanors in their Consent Decree. Using an offense-based schedule, they release all people on a personal bond with an ...

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    RE: Bond Schedules

    In my view you are identifying the problem with completely eliminating the use of risk assessment tools. At the "risk" of stating the obvious, the process of pretrial release / detention / conditions decision making ...

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  • I agree with you 100%. And several of our jurisdictions do use risk assessments, but most do not. I guess the question is whether there is any way other than a risk assessment tool, to individualize a bond schedule for ...

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    RE: Bond Schedules

    I would be glad to discuss this more with you. We eliminated our bond schedule here in Mesa County in 2012. Bond schedules are inherently non-individualized, and violate constitutional principles of equal protection ...

  • Our Pretrial Justice Task Force is trying to develop a "best practices" guide for our judges on bond hearings and conditions of bond given our current statutes--with no changes.  We are struggling over the use of bond ...

  • Hello Pretrial Justice Community, Have questions about PJI’s recently released updated position on Pretrial Risk Assessment? Wonder how it might apply to your pretrial efforts? Bring your questions to an informal conversation ...