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Forging New Traditions in Pretrial Excellence: Allegheny County Pretrial Services (PA) Increases Pretrial Fairness and Safety - PJI 2018

This updated case study looks at the beginnings of Allegheny County Pretrial Services (PA) and its journey to become a nationally recognized and innovative pretrial services program. #PretrialServices

Forging New Traditions in Pretrial Excellence - PJI 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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Steps in the Right Direction- Maryland Counties Leading the Way in Pretrial Services - OSI-Baltimore 2018

This report explores three Maryland jurisdictions—St. Mary’s County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City—that are leading the way in improving pretrial justice in the state. The information included here comes from the heads of each jurisdiction’s pretrial service agency, with input solicited...

Steps in the Right Direction- Maryland Counties Leading the Way in Pretrial Services - OSI-Baltimore 2018.pdf


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PSJC Annual Report - Santa Clara 2017

This presentation provides reporting statistics from Santa Clara Office of Pretrial Services. #PretrialServicesAgencies #ResearchData

PSJC Annual Report - Santa Clara 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...

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A Framework for Pretrial Justice: Essential Elements of an Effective Pretrial System and Agency - NIC 2017

The National Institute of Corrections—in partnership with the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA)—commissioned the Pretrial Executives Network (PEN) members to refine essential elements to help guide jurisdictions seeking to improve their pretrial justice systems. PEN...

A Framework for Pretrial Justice - NIC 2017.pdf


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Ad Hoc Committee on Bail and Pretrial Services- Report and Recommendations - Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission 2017

The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, in an effort to ensure that Ohio is holding people for the right reasons prior to trial, formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Bail and Pretrial Services to determine the current situation in Ohio and to make recommendations that will maximize appropriate...

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A Second Look at Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systems Perspective - BJA 2000

This document describes how system officials have responded to the challenges of the past 15 years to minimize jail crowding. This monograph discusses each individual actor—including law enforcement, jail administration, prosecution, pretrial services, judiciary, defense, probation and parole,...

A Second Look at Alleviating Jail Crowding - A Systems Perspective - BJA 2000.pdf


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Reducing Unnecessary Pretrial Detention: CJA's Manhattan Supervised Release Program - CJA 2017

This Brief summarizes research that demonstrates the potential jail displacement effects of community supervision as an alternative to money bail and pretrial detention in selected non-violent felony cases. It highlights findings from a study that compared New York City Criminal Justice Agency's...

Reducing Unnecessary Pretrial Detention- CJAs Manhattan Supervised Release Program - CJA 2017.pdf


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Race and Gender Neutral Pretrial Risk Assessment, Release Recommendations, and Supervision: VPRAI and Praxis Revised - Luminosity 2016

A study was done on the effectiveness of Virginia’s pretrial risk assessment tool (VPRAI) and the PRAXIS test, and the impact they have on pretrial cases and a judge’s decision in sentencing a defendant. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services requested further analysis of the...

Race and Gender Neutral Pretrial Risk Assessment - Luminosity 2016.pdf


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A Virtual Tour of Kentucky’s Pretrial Services Agency

Learn more about the Commonwealth of Kentucky's pretrial services structure, its challenges, and its successes through this online tour. #Implementation #PretrialServicesAgencies #RiskManagementandSupervision #RiskAssessment


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Pretrial Release Mechanisms in Dallas County, Texas - CJAB 2014

This paper describes the outcomes of a follow up study addressing questions within the pretrial release system, including the impact of pretrial detention on FTA, court costs associated with pretrial release options, and what kind of change has occurred since the previous study done four years...

Pretrial Release Mechanisms in Dallas County, Texas - CJAB 2014.pdf


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Pretrial Progress A Survey of Pretrial Practices and Services in CA - CSJ CRJ 2015

The Crime and Justice Institute partnered with Californians for Safety and Justice to conduct a survey regarding pretrial practices throughout the state’s 58 counties. This survey was meant to provide an overview of their practices, including diversion and jail expansion. This document provides...

Pretrial Progress A Survey of Pretrial Practices and Services in CA - CSJ CRJ 2015.pdf


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History Facts and Figures Sheet - Kentucky Pretrial Services

This document contains a timeline, facts, and statistics regarding Kentucky’s pretrial services. #PretrialServicesAgencies

History Facts and Figures Sheet - Kentucky Pretrial Services.pdf


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PJI Guides Innovative Reforms, Helping Justice Trump Tradition - PJI 2008

Today the Allegheny County, PA Pretrial Services Agency is one of the most successful in the country, after realizing that all too often they were detaining defendants due to their failure to post bail and not based on their risk to the community or whether or not they would show up to trial....

PJI Guides Innovative Reforms, Helping Justice Trump Tradition - PJI 2008.pdf


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Pretrial Decision-Making- How a Model Pretrial Services Program Changed Allegheny County's Criminal Justice System - Allegheny County DHS 2014

This document discusses the involvement of Pretrial Services in the court’s decision when determining the pretrial release conditions of a defendant. The program was a success as the process became more efficient, lowered jail rates, and decreased costs. #RiskManagementandSupervision ...

Pretrial Decision-Making- How a Model Pretrial Services Program Changed Allegheny County's Criminal Justice System - Allegheny County DHS 2014.pdf


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Mesa County Pretrial SMART Praxis - Pretrial Stakeholder Group 2013

This is Mesa County’s Supervision Matrix Assessment & Recommendation Tool (SMART) Praxis. It displays the different CPAT categories, supervision levels, and provides additional information and guidelines on how to use it. #RiskManagementandSupervision #PretrialServicesAgencies

Mesa County Pretrial SMART Praxis - Pretrial Stakeholder Group 2013.pdf


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Mesa County Pretrial Services Response to Violations Guide - Pretrial EBDM Stakeholders Group 2013

This guide from Mesa County Pretrial Services offers examples and descriptions of different levels of violations, and includes a matrix explaining how to respond to each level of violation. #PretrialServicesAgencies #RiskManagementandSupervision

Mesa County Pretrial Services Response to Violations Guide - Pretrial EBDM Stakeholders Group 2013.pdf