The Case for Cite and Release

When:  Apr 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

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.


Bryan Taylor