Event Catalog


October 2018


Communications Office Hours

When: Oct. 24, 2018 from Noon to 1 p.m. (ET)

Are you facing communications challenges, or do you need some help refining your messaging strategy? Join us for office hours with PJI's Communications and Engagement team. Participants will be invited to share their issue to workshop in a small group. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.
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Making Good Sausage: Getting the Ingredients Right for Deflection & Pre-Arrest Diversion Legislation

When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

In July 2018, Illinois became the first state in the nation to pass and sign into law the first-ever comprehensive 5-pathway deflection legislation. This webinar will present the ins and outs of the sausage making that lead to this happening and present a path for communities across the United States to do the same in support of the newly emerging field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion.
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November 2018


First Friday Forum - What's Happening in Pretrial

When: Nov. 5, 2018 from Noon to 1 p.m. (ET)

Pretrial improvements are underway across the county. Join PJI's Cherise Fanno Burdeen as she provides an update on changing practices, legislation, and litigation efforts, as well as new resources.
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Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice Fall 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. 

September 25th Welcome and Orientation

October 2nd The State of Pretrial Justice

October 9th Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial

October 16th Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making

October 23rd Bringing Science to Pretrial Justice: Actuarial Pretrial Assessment Tools & Promoting Pretrial Success

October 30th Effective Bail Hearings

November 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. 


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John Clark
Senior Manager
Technical Assistance
Sue Ferrere
Technical Assistance

Course Dates:  Course runs from September 25th through November 6th. Live sessions occur weekly on Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern starting September 25th.

Tuition: $400
Contact Meghan Guevara 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 Bootcamp

Pretrial Justice Bootcamp is an intensive 2.5 day training that provides an overview of the pretrial system, its legal foundations, and the latest research.  Join expert faculty and colleagues from across the country in Las Vegas for this interactive classroom experience.  If you're new to pretrial or looking to make improvements in your system, this course will offer the information and tools that you need. 
Where: Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
$89.00 per night + $39.00 resort fee
Book your hotel reservation here

November 14-16
Check-in opens at noon on November 14th
The bootcamp will conclude at 3:00pm on November 16th



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John Clark
Senior Manager
Technical Assistance
Rachel Sottile Logvin
Senior Vice President
Meghan Guevara
Vice President
Innovation & Impact

Please contact Meghan Guevara with any questions. 

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

Pretrial Justice in 60 Minutes

Pretrial Justice in 60 Minutes is a crash course in the basics of pretrial justice challenges and solutions.
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Cost: Free

An Overview of 3DaysCount

Learn about the basics of PJI's 3DaysCount initiative. Review the goals, resources and what to expect moving forward in 3DaysCount.
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Cost: Free