The Risk Assessment Factsheet (RAF) as a structured, consistent set of key questions regarding important aspects of the design, deployment, and evaluation of pretrial risk assessment tools that stakeholders can use to obtain meaningful information about those tools.
Pretrial - Risk Assessment
The PSA: A Re-Validation and Assessment of Predictive Utility and Differential Prediction by Race and Gender in Kentucky (2018)
This paper assesses the predictive validity and differential prediction by race and gender of one pretrial risk assessment, the Public Safety Assessment (PSA).
This article reviews a new pretrial risk assessment tool that calculates whether a defendant is at low, moderate, or high risk for failure to appear at trial or to commit another crime if released.
Risk assessment tools are being used throughout the country in pretrial, sentencing, probation, and parole. This article looks at risk assessment tools in general and the development of Alaska’s pretrial risk assessment tool.
"Identifying defendants who are most likely to not return to court for their trials is key to reforming the bail system in Wisconsin and nationwide. Doing so will cut costs and increase public safety."
"Properly validated evidence-based pretrial risk assessment tools are better predictors of pretrial success than money bail or professional discretion alone.
""There are people who can be safely managed in the community and the only reason they are not is they don't have any money whatsoever," says Washoe District Court Judge Elliott Sattler, who has administrative oversight responsibilities for the county's pretrial services."
"The pretrial phase of the criminal justice process should aim to protect public safety and assure defendants’ appearance in court, while honoring individuals’ constitutional rights, including the presumption of innocence and the right to bail that is not excessive.
Following a review of the available research regarding pretrial risk assessment instruments being used in other jurisdictions, the Committee decided that "it would be preferable to develop a customized pretrial risk instrument that incorporated all of the positive attributes of these risk instrum
This assessment looks at an effective non-interview-based risk assessment, the Kentucky Pretrial Risk Assessment (KPRA).