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PJI: Part of the Plan

12 Nov 2014

By Bruce Beaudin, PJI Board Member

When I was a young Georgetown University law student in the early 60’s, I had no idea that pretrial justice would define so much of my professional life and create so many friendships and relationships with people who shared my passion for more just and effective pretrial practices. While still in law school, I was fortunate to be hired as the first pretrial…

Two New NIC Publications on Bail

11 Nov 2014

The National Institute of Corrections has released two new papers related to pretrial justice, both authored by Tim Schnacke, the Executive Director of the Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices. Schnacke, a leading thinker and writer on pretrial justice addresses two important issues with the new works.

The first, Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a F…

“Wholehearted Involvement”

29 Oct 2014

The American Bar Association’s Pretrial Justice Committee
By Tim Schnacke

In a 1964 speech to the American Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section, Attorney General Robert Kennedy spoke passionately of the need for bail reform, stating that solutions to unjust and ineffective bail systems “require the wholehearted involvement of the legal profession. Starting with law students and reachin…