Like its previous edition, Measuring What Matters, Second Edition helps agencies gather consistent and meaningful data to track the performance of pretrial programs based on the mission and needs of their local criminal justice system.
The second edition emphasizes measures that “work” in the real world and introduces a new definition of what it means to be successful in pretrial services. Each measure ties to the three principles of bail—maximizing release, ensuring court appearance, and maintaining public safety—and features commentary discussing how the measure has changed over time based on changes in the pretrial field. Today’s pretrial service agencies use outcome and performance metrics as an integral part of their pretrial practice and training. With the development of professional standards for the pretrial services field comes the need to have measures that will help them meet the challenge.
This webinar introduces NIC’s new publication and highlights key defining outcome and performance measures for pretrial agencies. The session will also describe how to tie the key measures to the three principles of bail: maximizing release, court appearance, and public safety.
During this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will:
- Be introduced to Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, Second Edition
- Highlight key defining outcome and performance measures and supporting business practices
- Describe how to tie the key measures to the three principles of bail: maximizing release, court appearance, and public safety
- Provide specific site examples of jurisdictions implementing key measures and sharing successes, challenges, and lessons learned
This webinar originally aired on September 21, 2021 at 10am PT / 11am MT /12pm CT / 1pm ET for 90 minutes.
Greg Crawford, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections
Spurgeon Kennedy, President-Elect, National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies
Barb Hankey, Manager, Oakland County Community Corrections, Michigan
Jessica Beach, Community Justice Director, Yamhill County, Oregon
Kelly Bradford, Statewide Pretrial Program Manager, Administrative Office of the Courts, New Mexico
Domingo Corona, Director of Pretrial Services, Pima County, Arizona
Janice Dean, Pretrial Services Director, 5th Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Rhonda Frank-Loron, Pretrial Program Manager, Madison, Wisconsin