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Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, Second Edition

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Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field, Second Edition is the latest publication from the National Institute of Corrections outlining critical success criteria for the pretrial services field.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

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Speakers

  • 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

Panel Members

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

Any employee of a federal, state, or local correctional jurisdiction routinely involved in direct interaction with offenders as part of their title or function.

How Do I Register?

Follow this link to register in NIC’s WebEx Event Center

Register for the Webinar

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Content and Technical Contact

Gregory Crawford, Correctional Program Specialist,
Community Services Division, National Institute of Corrections

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Click https://nicic.gov/webinar-vilt-readiness for further information on NIC’s live webinars, including how to obtain training credit from your agency (cost = free!) and much more!

Details
Event Date: 
Tuesday 21st September at 1:00pm - Tuesday 21st September at 2:30pm