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Pretrial - Policy & Legislation

  • Offices of the U.S. Attorneys: Pretrial Diversion Program

    "Pretrial diversion (PTD) is an alternative to prosecution which seeks to divert certain offenders from traditional criminal justice processing int

  • Strengthening Pretrial Justice: A Guide to the Effective Use of Indicators (2015)

    "The decision to detain a person before he is found guilty of a crime, whether made by an arresting office, prosecutor, or judicial officer, can ha

  • Building Gender Informed Practices at the Pretrial Stage (2016)

    Generally speaking, risk assessments were created to address a predominantly male population.

  • Era of Mass Expansion: Why State Officials Should Fight Jail Growth (2017)

    "It is our hope that this report will prompt detailed examinations of policy and practice in each state: bail policies, citation and arrest practic

  • Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America (2017)

    "As concern in the United States has grown over the number of people behind bars, policymakers and the public are turning their attention to addres

  • Determining the Meaning of a State’s Constitutional Right to Bail Clause for Purposes of the Uniform Pretrial Release and Detention Act

    The Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Pretrial Release and Detention Act(“UPRDA” or “the Act”) is already being considered by many American states a