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The Use of Pretrial "Risk Assessment" Instruments: A Shared Statement of Civil Rights Concerns - Leadership Conference 2018 

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The Leadership Conference Education Fund released a shared statement of civil rights concerns regarding pretrial assessments in 2018. Noting that assessments "threaten to further intensify unwarranted discrepancies in the justice system and to provide a misleading and undeserved imprimatur of impartiality for an institution that desperately needs fundamental change," the Conference also recognized that "that these tools are already used in communities across the country, [and] as civil and human rights, community, and data justice leaders from across the United States, we have developed the following principles that, in total, provide tools and guidance for reducing the harm that these assessments can impose."

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