Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice Fall 2017

Tuesday, October 3 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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 CLOSED. The Fall 2017 course is now sold out. Registration for the January 2018 course will open soon. 
Cost: Regular: $400



Meghan Guevara