We know more today about pretrial risk than at any other time in the history of bail reform and have the data to support new paradigms for managing individuals on pretrial release. That data show that most individuals on pretrial release are successful, meaning they appear for court as required (or miss court appearances unintentionally), have no new arrests, and receive no new case filings. However, conditions of pretrial release often are tied to an arrest charge or financial considerations and do not address the specific risk factors that individuals present. The pretrial field should consider a new paradigm for pretrial supervision — as well as how best to integrate services, support, and a redefinition of “pretrial risk”. This is all according to a series of three new pretrial publications from the National Institute of Corrections, developed through a cooperative agreement with the Justice Management Institute.
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Redefining the Pretrial Paradigm
30 Nov 2022