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  • Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services

    "[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3).
  • 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.
  • “Give Us Free”: Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations

    “This article considers racial disparities that occur nationally in the bail determination process, due in large part to the lack of uniformity, re
  • Bail Reform Update, 2013

    This brief presents information regarding pretrial and bail reform during 2013.
  • Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform

    "Pretrial justice requires that those seeking it be consistent with both their vision and with the concept of pretrial best practices, and this doc
  • Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder: The Judge's Decision to Release or Detain a Defendant Pretrial

    "The future of pretrial justice in America will come partly from our deliberative focus on our judges’ decisions to release or detain a criminal de
  • Pretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail

    "In an attempt to reduce jail overcrowding, attention is turning to the 63 percent of people held in county jails who have not been convicted of a
  • Fines, Fees, and Bail: Payments in the Criminal Justice System That Disproportionately Impact the Poor

    "As the use of fixed monetary penalties has increased, many observers have raised concerns about the equity, legality and efficiency of these regre
  • A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt, and Bail Practices [Webinar]

    "Building on the Administration¹s commitment to criminal justice reform, the convening will bring together federal officials, state legislators and
  • Undoing the Bail Myth: Pretrial Reforms to End Mass Incarceration (2019)

    Your Honor, Mr. Jones will come back to court.

  • To Bail or Not to Bail: Protecting the Presumption of Innocence in Nevada (2019)

    In 2016, Leslie Turner was arrested in North Las Vegas, Nevada because she failed to pay for a traffic ticket. In the months prior, Ms.