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.
October 3rd Welcome and Orientation
October 10th The State of Pretrial Justice
October 17th Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial
October 24th Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making
October 31st Pretrial Risk Assessment & Management
November 7th Effective Bail Hearings
November 14th 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 October 3rd through November 14th. Live sessions occur weekly on Tuesdays at 3 pm Eastern starting October 3rd.
Registration is now open. This class is limited to 32 participants; register early!
Cost: Early (through August 22): $350; Regular: $400