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  • Hi all, I hope you'll join me on Friday at noon Eastern for a conversation on Community Supports & Public Defense .  I'll be talking with April Frazier Camara from the Black Public Defenders Association and Raj Jayadev ...

  • Thank you Sue! Yes, I am both excited and a bit nervous. I do hope and intend to serve the People of Delta County, Colorado, well. I also hope to continue to be involved in the pretrial justice discussion, and ...

  • Congratulations @Bo Zeerip on your recent appointment to the Delta County Court bench here in Colorado!  Yours has been such an important voice in pretrial justice for Colorado and nationally, and I know you will bring ...

  • Hello, This is a crucial point: most jurisdictions using algorithms instituted many other pretrial reforms at the same time. An important improvement here in Washington, in Yakima, was early appointment of ...

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  • Cindy,  I'm looking forward to reading the full report.  Wendy ------------------------------ Wendy Camilla Blackwell Senior Associate, Learning Events Pretrial Justice Institute Baltimore, MD --------------------- ...

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  • Usually first appearance is next court day.

  • The review then occurs at the defendant's first appearance in court rather than at or near the time of booking. How long does it take for the defendant to appear in court after arrest?

  • The judge reviews the discovery on the current charge, reviews the criminal history, some background from the in-custody interview, if any, arguments by defense counsel regarding employment, treatment participation, ...

  • If your county does not use a risk assessment tool how is substantial risk evaluated in terms of violent crime, nonappearance, and interference with the case? Doesn't someone have to examine the case reports and prior ...