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Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington DC)

  • A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems

    This report is essential reading for individuals wanting to achieve "measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending"

  • Overview of Research Findings on Pretrial Risk Assessment and Pretrial Supervision

    If you are contemplating the use of another agency’s pretrial risk assessment tool without modification to your own organization’s needs you may wa

  • State of the Science of Pretrial Risk Assessment

    “This publication is designed for a wide-ranging audience of criminal justice stakeholders who have questions about pretrial risk assessment and it

  • State of the Science of Pretrial Release Recommendations and Supervision

    Anyone needing to know what legal issues impact pretrial release or what supervision strategies will lead to more effective pretrial release practi

  • The Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas: A Guide for Rural County Officials

    “This is a guide for elected officials seeking to enhance existing or develop new pretrial justice practices in rural areas.

  • Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT): Administration, Scoring, and Reporting Manual, Version 1

    The Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT) “is an empirically derived multi-jurisdiction pretrial risk assessment instrument for use in Colorado.

  • Pretrial Risk Assessment 101: Science Provides Guidance on Managing Defendants

    This brief explains how pretrial risk assessments can benefit the community by improving public safety and reducing costs.

  • Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals

    “The Principles report outlines ten operating guidelines that define highly-successful system-level responses to address the needs of drug involved

  • Unsecured Bonds: The Most Effective and Efficient Pretrial Release Option

    If your pretrial agency is looking for solid empirical evidence about the effectiveness of unsecure bonds compared to secure bonds in safeguarding

  • Pretrial Justice: The Colorado Story

    "Over the last few years, Colorado has been working on statewide pretrial justice reform and seen incredible advancements in legislation, policy, a