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Pretrial Services Program Implementation Starter Kit - PJI 2010

This document acts as a guide for jurisdictions that do not currently have a pretrial services program but are planning on implementing one. It contains information and resources, or where to find it, that is required when starting a pretrial services program, including state and national standards, core functions, research findings, steps to implementation, and examples of programs

Pretrial Services Program Implementation Starter Kit - PJI 2010.pdf


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Studies of PSA Implementation in Bernalillo County, New Mexico - UNM 2019

From the press release: Efforts to improve the pretrial justice system while protecting public safety are working in Bernalillo County, according to a study released Friday. University of New Mexico researchers found that a large majority of defendants committed no new crimes while...

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Effective Pretrial Practices Implementation Toolkit - Chief Probation Officers of California & PJI 2019

However, as with any wide-ranging state policy reform, the ultimate impact will be determined by how the law is implemented at the local level

CPOC Pretrial Toolkit FINAL 02.06. 2019 - 16k.pdf



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Implementing the Recommendations of the National Symposium on Pretrial Justice - PJI 2013

(October 2019) If you are interested in this publication, we also recommend: Implementing the Recommendations of the 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice: The 2014 Progress Report . #Implementation

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Effective Pretrial Practices Implementation Toolkit - Chief Probation Officers of California and PJI (2019)

However, as Chief Probation Officers await decisions in both of these arenas, there is still the opportunity to implement state-of-the-art, legally sound, and research-based pretrial practices

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Focus Search - As probation chiefs await decisions in both of these arenas, there is still the opportunity to implement state-of-the-art, legally sound, and research-based pretrial practices


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Avoiding Failures of Implementation: Lessons from Process Evaluations - Center for Court Innovation 2009

This paper primarily examines failures of implementation or, in other words, failures arising not from a fundamentally flawed theory of change, but from missteps in planning and execution...#Implementation #Victims

Avoiding Failures of Implementation- Lessons from Process Evaluations - Center for Court Innovation 2009.pdf


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Estimating the Costs of Implementing Pretrial Assessment and Monitoring Services - PJI, NCSC & SJI 2018

The initiative helps courts implement legal and evidence-based pretrial practices through the development of national resources and the provision of technical assistance targeted specifically to state courts. This guide provides jurisdictions that are considering implementing new pretrial services, or upgrading existing capacities, with guidance on both the investment and the savings that may be associated with realizing their expanded vision. #Implementation

Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative- Estimating the Costs of Implementing Pretrial Assessment and Monitoring Services - PJI, NCSC and SJI 2018.pdf



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Implementing the Recommendations of the 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice: The 2014 Progress Report - PJI 2014

This report will be the last of its kind, discussing the significant progress made by the PJWG and its subcommittees toward achieving the recommendations to improve pretrial justice, from the 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice. The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) is centering...

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Focus Search - These sites– City and County of Denver, Colorado; Yakima County, Washington; and the State of Delaware– have each committed themselves to a three-phase project to implement empirically based risk assessment tools and supervision and monitoring strategies to their pretrial systems



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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (11): Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms - JDAI 2001

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses how sites implemented successful juvenile detention reform in their jurisdictions. #JuvenileDetention #Implementation

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (11) Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms - JDAI 2001.pdf


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County Roles and Opportunities in Pretrial Justice - NACo 2017

This document will outline some of the many proven policies and processes counties can implement to reduce pretrial jail populations, make more effective use of resources and maintain, or even improve, public safety. #Implementation #LawEnforcementJails

County Roles and Opportunities in Pretrial Justice - NACo 2017.pdf



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Pretrial Reform in Kentucky - Kentucky Pretrial Services 2013

It is split into two parts, with the first giving a detailed overview of pretrial services in Kentucky with the second part describing practices in collecting data, measuring outcomes, and implementation of systems and programs. #PretrialServicesAgencies #Implementation

Pretrial Reform in Kentucky - Kentucky Pretrial Services 2013.pdf



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Cuyahoga County Bail Task Force: Report and Recommendations - Witmer-Rich et al. 2018

This report notes that successfully implementing the recommendations presented will help the courts in Cuyahoga County to comply with constitutional obligations and promote the courts’ ongoing goal of fairness and justice for all citizens. #Implementation #Judicial

Cuyahoga County Bail Task Force- Report and Recommendations - Witmer-Rich et al. 2018.pdf


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A Conversation about Pretrial Release and the Future of Cash Bail - The NJC Podcast 2018

The topics include the challenges of implementing new pretrial policies, moving away from money bail, the value of judicial leadership, and technical assistance resources. #Bail #Implementation #Judicial


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2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2006-2010 2020 Updated Position on Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools Keywords:#SmartPretrial | #Pretrial Assessment | #Racial Justice What's Happening in Pretrial Justice, formerly Where Pretrial Improvements Are Happening Keywords: #Implementation | #Legislation 2019 Smarter Solutions: Responding to Technical Violations Keywords:#SmartPretrial | #Research Data Scan of Pretrial Practices Keywords: #Implementation | #Research Data | #PretrialServices A Racial Equity Transformation: PJI's Rationale July 2019 Keywords: #RacialJustice | #Bail | #PretrialServices Communications and Community Engagement Toolkit Keywords: #Communications Response to Krahl Keywords: #Bail Santa Clara Case Study: Using Technology and Innovation to Improve Client Contact Keywords: #SmartPretrial | #Bail | #PretrialServices Smarter Pretrial Solutions: Procedural Justice Keywords: #RacialJustice | #SmartPretrial Smarter Pretrial Solutions: Responding to Technical Violations Keywords: #RacialJustice | #SmartPretrial This Ain't Justice Keywords: #RacialJustice | #SmartPretrial | #Bail | #PretrialServices 2018 Estimating the Costs of Implementing Pretrial Assessment and Monitoring Services Keywords: #Implementation | #Pretrial Assessment False Equivalence: Local, State, and Federal Detainees Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data | #Policy Forging New Traditions in Pretrial Excellence: Allegheny County Pretrial Services (PA) Increases Pretrial Fairness and Safety Keywords: #PretrialServices | #ResearchData PJI Research Advisory Committee Keywords: #Research Data Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative: Pretrial Justice Planning Guide for Courts Keywords: #Implementation | #Judicial The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia: Lessons from Five Decades of Innovation and Growth Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: African-American Poll 2018 Keywords: #RacialJustice | #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: Florida Poll 2018 Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: Georgia Poll 2018 Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: Latinx Poll 2018 Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: North Carolina 2018 Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support for Pretrial Justice Reform: Ohio Poll 2018 Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Support Grows For Pretrial Justice Reform Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Texas Voters Want Commonsense Pretrial Justice Reform Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data Top Takeaways from Smart Pretrial in Yakima County, Washington Keywords: #SmartPretrial | #Research Data Understanding SB10: What the New Law May Mean for Californians Keywords: #Bail | #Research Data 2017 Courtroom First Appearance Observation Template Keywords: #Bail | #Judicial Enhancing Pretrial Justice in Cuyahoga County: Results from a Jail Population Analysis and Judicial Feedback. Keywords: #Research Data | #Judicial | #Implementation Guidelines for Analyzing State and Local Pretrial Laws Keywords: #Legislation | #Implementation | #Bail Have You Asked Them? Talking to Defendants about Money Bond and Pretrial Release Keywords: #Research Data | #Bail Improving Pretrial Justice in New Jersey Keywords: #Implementation | #Research Data Improving Pretrial Justice using Existing Resources: A Case Study from St. Mary's County, Maryland Keywords: #Pretrial Services Agencies | #Implementation Outcomes from the Smart Pretrial Initiative Keywords: #SmartPretrial | #Implementation | #Research Data Pretrial Justice: How Much Does It Cost?