Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice - Spring 2018

When:  Apr 25, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

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 closed.
Cost: $400 - Contact Meghan Guevara ( for information on group discounts.


Meghan Guevara