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

In this National Judicial College podcast, Michael Jones of Pinnacle Justice Consulting and Timothy Schnacke from The Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices discuss their experiences reforming pretrial justice systems. The topics include the challenges of implementing new pretrial...


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Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative: Pretrial Justice Planning Guide for Courts - NCSC PJI & SJI 2018

The national Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative is a joint project of the National Center for State Courts and the Pretrial Justice Institute and funded by the State Justice Institute. The Initiative helps courts implement legal and evidence-based pretrial practices through the...

Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative- Pretrial Justice Planning Guide for Courts - NCSC SJI PJI 2018.docx


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Lucas County Ohio April 2018 Update - Safety and Justice Challenge 2018

This is an update report from Lucas County, Ohio, from April, 2018. The Lucas County Safety and Justice Challenge Mission Statement reads as follows: Lucas County is committed to working collaboratively toward a safer, healthier, and more just community through implementation of successful...

Lucas County Ohio April 2018 Update - Safety and Justice Challenge 2018.pdf


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Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing High Rates of Rural Pretrial Incarceration - Levin & Haugen 2018

The pretrial population of defendants has significantly increased in the U.S., namely in rural areas. Jails in smaller jurisdictions account for an unusually large contribution to jail population growth. This paper examines possible explanations for this growth and recommends ways to reduce...

Open Roads and Overflowing Jails- Addressing High Rates of Rural Pretrial Incarceration - Levin & Haugen 2018.pdf


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The Intuitive-Override Model: Nudging Judges Toward Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments - DeMichele et al. 2018

Abstract: The development, implementation, and use of risk assessments are some of the most important and controversial issues facing criminal justice systems today. The recent push for judges to use risk assessments in their pretrial release decision making has met with resistance on several...


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Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform - State of Georgia 2018

The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform has submitted this report to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals for full consideration during the 2018 legislative session....

Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform - State of Georgia 2018.pdf


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

This report was prepared by the Cuyahoga County Bail Task Force and contains recommendations consistent with the best practices. This report notes that successfully implementing the recommendations presented will help the courts in Cuyahoga County to comply with constitutional obligations and...

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


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Bail Reviewed: Report of the Court Observation Project - Maryland Office of the Public Defender 2018

The Pretrial Court Observation Project was designed to educate community members about the pretrial process, while helping gather important data at the critical time of the recent implementation of a Maryland Court Rule change. This report documents the observations and findings of sixty-four...

Bail Reviewed- Report of the Court Observation Project - Maryland Office of the Public Defender 2018.pdf


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Beyond the Adversarial System: Achieving the Challenge - APA & NLADA 2018

On April 10-11, 2017, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) hosted a joint meeting that brought together four chief defenders and four prosecutors from across the country who are participating in the Safety and Justice...

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

This national Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative is a joint project of the Pretrial Justice Institute and the National Center for State Courts, funded as a Strategic Initiatives grant of the State Justice Institute (SJI). The initiative helps courts implement legal and evidence...

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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Criminal Justice Reform Report to the Governor and the Legislature for Calendar Year 2017 - New Jersey Judiciary 2018

This report provides information regarding the implementation of these various aspects of Criminal Justice Reform (CJR). It also quantifies, from several different perspectives, the statistical results of CJR after one year of operation. The initial sections examine the impact of the risk...

Criminal Justice Reform Report to the Governor and the Legislature for Calendar Year 2017 - New Jersey Judiciary 2018.pdf


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Yakima County, Washington Pretrial Justice System Improvements: Pre- and Post- Implementation Analysis - Brooker 2017

Executive Summary This report was prepared for Yakima County stakeholders as part of the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative, a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance led by the Pretrial Justice Institute. The author of the report was the Technical Assistance Team Leader assigned to...

Yakima Count WA Pretrial Justice System Improvements- Pre- and Post- Implementation Analysis - Brooker 2017.pdf


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Improving Pretrial Justice using Existing Resources: A Case Study from St. Mary's County, Maryland - PJI 2017

St. Mary’s County, Maryland, is an example of a local jurisdiction that applied existing resources to offer pretrial services that have resulted in both improved outcomes and saved money. This brief highlights the efforts of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, where Major Michael Merican, then warden...

Improving Pretrial Justice Using Existing Resources--PJI 2017 (2).pdf


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Report to Albany on the LEAD Program- One Year Anniversary - LEAD Albany 2017

In April 2016, the City of Albany implemented a groundbreaking, innovative public safety and public health intervention that aimed to reorient the City’s approach to substance use, mental health, and poverty-driven contact with law enforcement. This initiative, called Law Enforcement Assisted...

Report to Albany on the LEAD Program- One Year Anniversary - LEAD Albany 2017.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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Improving Pretrial Justice in New Jersey - PJI 2017

The Pretrial Justice Institute sat down with Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and one of the leaders in the effort to improve the state’s pretrial system, to talk about how it came about. The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) is centering racial justice as...

Improving Pretrial Justice in New Jersey - PJI 2017.pdf


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Demystifying Risk Assessment: Key Principles and Controversies - Center for Court Innovation 2017

This essay from the Center for Court Innovation seeks to grapple with some "big picture" questions surrounding risk assessment, with an eye toward bridging the worlds of research and practice. The authors aimed to provide an easy-to-read overview of the latest social science (to the extent this...

Demystifying Risk Assessment- Key Principles and Controversies - CCI 2017.pdf


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

This paper is part of a multi-faceted inquiry into failed criminal justice experiments undertaken by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. This paper primarily examines failures of implementation or, in other words, failures arising...

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


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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices - JRSA & NCJA 2014

The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide policymakers with an introduction and overview of the key concepts and issues associated with the identification and use of EBPs in criminal justice. The briefing provides a brief history of the evidence-based movement, discusses what is meant by...

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices - JRSA & NCJA 2014.pdf


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A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism - Council of State Governments Justice Center 2011

The 10 steps outlined in this guide help probation officials refocus the agency toward reducing crime and re-offense rates among probationers. They provide an action plan for realizing the practices of recidivism reduction. They are presented in three phases: 1) setting an agenda for change; 2)...

A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism - Council of State Governments Justice Center 2011.pdf