Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Assessing Local Pretrial Justice Functions: A Handbook for Providing Technical Assistance

This guide “presents a protocol designed to produce high-quality technical assistance for the front end of the criminal justice system-the pretrial justice stage” (p. iii). Sections contained in this publication are: basic obligations of a technical assistance (TA) provider; preparation for the site visit; conducting the site visit; people who should be interviewed and areas of inquiry; after the site visit; characteristics of effective technical assistance; and logistics of acting as a consulting technical assistance provider.