Event Catalog

November 2017

First Friday Forum: Pretrial Justice in America

November 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Cherise Fanno Burdeen answers questions about PJI's analysis of pretrial in America and each of the 50 states.
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Pretrial World Tour

November 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

Did you catch Cherise Fanno Burdeen's one woman show when she came to a city near you? If not, join her for a virtual stop on her world tour and get the latest on pretrial legislation, litigation, court rules, and highlights from the field. Brought to you by the University of Pretrial and the American Probation and Parole Association.
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Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice Winter 2018

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

January 23rd    Welcome and Orientation
January 30th     The State of Pretrial Justice
February 6th      Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial
February 13th    Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making
February 20th    Pretrial Risk Assessment & Management
February 27th    Effective Bail Hearings
March 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 January 23rd through March 6th. Live sessions occur weekly on Tuesdays at 3 pm Eastern starting January 23rd. 

Cost: Regular: $400


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