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.
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 Bringing Science to Pretrial Justice: Actuarial Pretrial Assessment Tools & Promoting Pretrial Success
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.
Registration is now Open!
Cost: Regular: $400
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”