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(Evidence-based, Actuarial Pretrial) Risk Assessment

09 Aug 2017

A lot of folks are talking about “risk assessment” these days. And that’s good. But it’s important that everyone is clear about what it means (and doesn’t mean) when we use this term. At PJI, risk assessment is almost always

Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act: Another Step Toward Justice

26 Jul 2017

By Cherise Fanno Burdeen, chief executive officer

Last week, U.S. Senators Kamala Harris and Rand Paul introduced SB 1539, the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017, which encourages states to move away from money bond and ensure they are using legal

Six Jurisdictions Named to Receive Pretrial Justice Technical Assistance

24 Jul 2017

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2017

Contact: Fiona Druge, Fiona.Druge@berlinrosen.com, (646) 755-6126

Cities & Counties Work To Address Longstanding Barriers to Justice
The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) has selected six local jurisdictions to receive targeted technical assistance from PJI

New Jersey’s New and Improved Bail System Explained on NPR’s ‘Planet Money’

20 Jul 2017

“Planet Money,” NPR’s popular podcast (“The Economy Explained”), recently explored New Jersey’s shift away from money-based pretrial justice. Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out is worth listening to and sharing with anyone who wants to understand this historic change—which is

Tax Officials Call Money Bail a ‘Bad Deal’

11 Jul 2017

A new report out of San Francisco underscores—once again—how money bail fails the jurisdictions that use it and the people forced to pay for their liberty.

Do the Math: Money Bail Doesn’t Add Up for San Francisco, issued by the

Justice Through Empowerment

28 Jun 2017

The following first appeared as a guest post on Facing Addiction’s blog, News and Updates:

When I met Greg Williams, he shared with me his personal story and why he started Facing Addiction. He told me how important it was