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Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives (2018)

This is a class action complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division. Alameda County has contracted with Leaders in Community Alternatives ("LCA") to provide court-ordered GPS and alcohol tracking devices for individuals on pre...

Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives (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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Order in CO v. Myers - CO District Court 2017

This is a court order from the 21st Judicial District setting bond at $100,00 cash only in the case Colorado v. Myers. #Litigation #CourtRules #RiskManagementandSupervision

Order in CO v. Myers - CO District Court 2017.pdf


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New York City's Pretrial Supervised Release Program - Vera 2017

In June 2016, the City of New York contracted with MDRC and its research partner, the Vera Institute of Justice, to conduct an evaluation of New York City’s large-scale Supervised Release (SR) program. This brief introduces the SR program and its evaluation and provides some early findings. More...

New York City's Pretrial Supervised Release Program - Vera 2017.pdf


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Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice - NIC 2015

The purpose of this policy paper is to assist those responsible for supervising justice-involved individuals to understand the research on effective behavior change strategies and the state-of-the-art in implementing behavior management systems designed to increase compliance and prosocial...

Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals- Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice - NIC 2015.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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Partnership in Pretrial Justice - IACP 2016

A Law Enforcement Leader's Guide to Understanding and Engaging in Meaningful Front-End Justice System Change. This Toolkit offers information and resources to help law enforcement leaders form partnerships, support policies and practices to improve justice outcomes for all stakeholders, and keep...

Partnership in Pretrial Justice - IACP 2016.pdf


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The New Jersey Pretrial Justice Manual - 2016

This Manual is designed to give practitioners the guidance needed to achieve pretrial release for clients. It tells the story of how New Jersey came to reform its system of pretrial release and detention. It also presents the new risk assessment instrument and a decision making framework, which...

The New Jersey Pretrial Justice Manual - 2016.pdf


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Pretrial Risk Assessment: Perpetuating or Disrupting Racial Bias?

Addressing bias in risk assessment is critical to safe, fair, and effective pretrial systems. On this webcast, Dr. Marie VanNostrand discusses strategies for building risk assessments without race and gender bias, and recent revisions to the popular Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument...


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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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Consensus Report on Optimal Pretrial Justice - Santa Clara County Bail and Release Work Group 2016

The collaborative Bail and Release Work Group of Santa Clara County, CA authored this report and recommendations to inform action on bail by the local Board of Supervisors. #SmartPretrial #RiskManagementandSupervision #RiskAssessment #Bail

Final Consensus Report on Optimal Pretrial Justice - Santa Clara 2016.pdf


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Risk & Needs Assessments, What Defenders and Chief Defenders Need to Know - NLADA 2015

This document outlines the basics of risk and needs assessment tools, and the benefits and challenges faced when used by defenders. #RiskAssessment #Defense #RiskManagementandSupervision

Risk & Needs Assessments, What Defenders and Chief Defenders Need to Know - NLADA 2015.pdf


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Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform - Harvard Law School 2016

Published by the Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program, Moving Beyond Money helps to chart a path forward. It provides guidance on how to structure pretrial decision-making in a way that preserves the integrity of the judicial process and protects public safety while also ensuring...

Moving Beyond Money- A Primer on Bail Reform - Harvard Law School 2016.pdf


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Managing Jail Populations to Enhance Public Safety - Stanford Law School 2013

This document looks at California’s county jail systems and how the Public Safety Realignment impacted them. It covers four major topic areas, including demographics of those in California jails, how the risk profiles are assessed, risk management options, and how to manage sentenced populations...

Managing Jail Populations to Enhance Public Safety - Stanford Law School 2013.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


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The Eastern District of Michigan: How Does it Consistently Achieve High Release Rates - Federal Probation 2012

This report discusses the success of the Eastern District of Michigan’s pretrial release process and their consistently high release rates. The factors involved with their success are researched, in the hopes of replicating their program elsewhere. #RiskManagementandSupervision ...

The Eastern District of Michigan How Does it Consistently Achieve High Release Rates - Federal Probation 2012.pdf


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The Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas - A Guide for Rural County Officials - NACo 2013

This guide focuses on how to implement successful pretrial justice systems in rural areas by using research from existing pretrial justice systems, best practices, and characteristics of the area. #RiskManagementandSupervision #RiskAssessment #PretrialServicesAgencies

The Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas - A Guide for Rural County Officials - NACo 2013.pdf