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Lessons from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

30 Sep 2015

Over the past few days PJI staff have been involved in the annual Inter-site Conference of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, which this year is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona. Since its inception in the early 1990s, JDAI has grown from five pilot sites to more than 300 participating jurisdictions in 41 states. As it grew, JDAI helped to fundamentally c…

Introducing the PJWG Reporter

16 Sep 2015

PJI has unveiled a new publication to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of pretrial justice reform. The PJWG Reporter, available on PJI’s website in Prezi format, provides regular and relevant information on the work of the Pretrial Justice Working Group (PJWG) and its partners. The Reporter will be updated quarterly and replaces the annual PJWG Progress Report. Switching to the innova…

Moving Toward Fairer Pretrial Justice

01 Sep 2015

Our #unconvicted images this week focus on the issue of fairness in our criminal justice systems. Fairness is fundamental to operating systems that align with our national values and to those systems being seen as legitimate in the eyes of citizens.

But current pretrial practices, particularly widespread pretrial detention driven by cash bail, is not fair and citizens are becoming increasingly…