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Preventive Detention in Policy & Practice [webcast]

Preventive detention offers courts an option for detaining the highest risk individuals pretrial, but what does it look like in the courtroom? This webcast explores legal considerations for preventive detention. The recording is useful for judges, attorneys, policymakers, and advocates exploring...


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Detaining The Poor - Prison Policy Initiative 2016

This report discusses and analyzes the courts dependency on money bail and the impact it has on the jail pretrial population. The results show that the poorest populations are in pretrial detention, not prisons, and the pre-incarceration income of individuals is provided and broken down by...

Detaining The Poor - Prison Policy Initiative 2016.pdf


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Policy Statement on Pretrial Justice - APA 2011

The policy statement of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys emphasizes the availability of accurate pretrial information and the use of a validated risk assessment

Policy Statement on Pretrial Justice - APA.pdf


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Will Your Local Elections Impact Pretrial Policy?

Local elections can have a significant impact on pretrial decision-making, and are a chance for your voice to be heard. Check out PJI's vlog on why local elections matter.


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Comprehensive Law Improves Pretrial, Sentencing, and Corrections Policies

The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, an interbranch task force of state and local officials and practitioners, developed the policy foundations for S.B. 91 with technical assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a partnership between Pew and the U.S

Alaska's Criminal Justice Reforms- Comprehensive Law Improves Pretrial, Sentencing, and Corrections Policies - Pew 2016.pdf


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Policy on Criminal Process - Rapid City, SD 2015

This policy serves as an example of the use of citation in lieu of arrest, and is intended to accompany the e-learning courses "Pretrial Justice and Law Enforcement."

Policy on Criminal Process -Rapid City, SD 2015.doc


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Great Ideas Policy & Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015

Short articles from Police Chiefs Magazine on deflection and citation in lieu of arrest. #Diversion

Great Ideas Policy Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015.pdf


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The Rachael Rollins Policy Memo --Suffolk County, MA 2019

Suffolk County, Massachusetts District Attorney Rachael Rollins published a policy memo sharing her vision for her tenure.

The-Rachael-Rollins-Policy-Memo.pdf



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Alternatives to Prosecution: San Francisco’s Collaborative Courts and Pretrial Diversion - California Policy Lab 2020

San Francisco referred over 16,000 individuals between 2008 and 2018 through the Collaborative Courts and Pretrial Diversion programs; overall one quarter of filed criminal cases were referred to diversion. People who were referred to diversion programs had longer criminal justice histories than...


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Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017 - Prison Policy Initiative 2017

This report details the number of women who are locked up by various correctional systems and why. It sheds light on how incarcerated women fit into the nation's larger incarceration crisis, and critical insights into drivers of women’s incarceration.


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Policy Statement on Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice Practices - NLADA 2011

Because pretrial detention has deleterious effects on client outcomes and disproportionately affects the poor and minorities, the American Council of Chief Defenders' (ACCD) policy statement urges a new commitment by all criminal justice stakeholders to ensure fair and appropriate pretrial release decision‐making

Policy Statement on Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice Practices - NLADA 2011.pdf



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Depenalizing Poverty A Proposal for Improving Harris County Bail Policies - TFDP 2014

Harris County pays millions of dollars each year in order to detain those that can’t afford bail, impacting the individual, the family, and the community. This document discusses how improvements can be made to Harry County’s pretrial justice system. #Bail #Implementation

Depenalizing Poverty A Proposal for Improving Harris County Bail Policies - TFDP 2014.pdf


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National Association of Counties Interim Policy Resolution on Pretrial Bail Reform (March 2019)

On March 4, the NACo Board of Directors approved an interim policy resolution on pretrial bail reform at NACo’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This interim policy resolution will supplement existing NACo policy until NACo’s 2019 Annual Conference , at which point all policy resolutions expire and must be renewed


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"Give Us Free": Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations - Legislation and Public Policy 2014

This article argues that the bail determination process is a racially unbalanced system due to lack of resources, information, and uniformity along with the improper considerations of the defendants’ race and financial status. This has led to racial disparities as well as jail overcrowding in...

Give Us Free-Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations - Legislation and Public Policy 2014.pdf


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Special Commission to Evaluate Policies and Procedures Related to the Current Bail System - Massachusetts 2020

The Special Commission to Evaluate Policies and Procedures Related to the Current Bail System released its report

0102_bail-reform-report.pdf


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Assessing Risk-Based Policies for Pretrial Release & Split Sentencing in LA County Jails - PLoS ONE 2016

It discusses 64 pretrial policies that are based on the type of charge as well as the CA Static Risk Assessment tool, and compare their performance results regarding jail rates, recidivism, and pretrial release to the effectiveness of policies before split sentencing

Assessing Risk-Based Policies for Pretrial Release & Split Sentencing in LA County Jails - PLoS ONE 2016.pdf


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Pretrial Justice in America: A Survey of County Pretrial Release Policies, Practices and Outcomes - PJI 2010

This report focuses on the nation’s most populous counties and their bail setting policies, using results from a survey regarding how pretrial release decisions are made and from the 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics’ State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS)

Pretrial Justice in America A Survey of County Pretrial Release Policies Practices and Outcomes - PJI - 2010.pdf