Arrest is the gateway to the criminal justice system and the lead driver of overincarceration. However, when law enforcement officers are granted discretion to determine whether to cite, arrest, or divert individuals, jurisdictions can be more effective in the way they use their jails and other justice system resources. In this webinar, Dr. Ronal Serpas presents the case for citation in lieu of arrest, shares the reasons why these policies should be implemented more broadly and frequently, and addresses concerns regarding citation policies and police discretion. Registration now open!
Join special guest Marc Levin, vice president of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, as he discusses unique challenges faced by rural jurisdictions across the country. He will be previewing a forthcoming publication on rethinking how jails work in rural America. Registration now open!
One of the best ways to prevent individuals with behavioral health needs from ever entering the front door of the justice system is to divert them into community-based services. Join PJI's Sue Ferrere with special guests as they discuss how pre-arrest diversion can be integrated into your pretrial justice strategy. Registration now open!