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.
April 25th Welcome and Orientation
May 2nd The State of Pretrial Justice
May 9th Legal Foundations and History of Pretrial
May 16th Enhancing Opportunities for Early Decision Making
May 23rd Bringing Science to Pretrial Justice: Actuarial Pretrial Assessment Tools & Promoting Pretrial Success
May 30th Effective Bail Hearings
June 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 April 25th through June 6th. Live sessions occur weekly on Wednesday at 2:00 PM Eastern starting April 25th.
Registration is now Open!