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 development of national resources and the provision of technical assistance targeted specifically to state courts. The Pretrial Justice Assessment and Planning Guide for Courts is designed specifically for judges and court managers interested in improving their jurisdiction’s pretrial practices. The Guide can be used for statewide and local pretrial reform efforts and provides frameworks to consider. The worksheets are designed as templates that you can modify to reflect the context in which your jurisdiction’s pretrial system functions.