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Happy Third Birthday, PJWG!

15 Oct 2014

For those of you with small children in your lives, sometimes getting past the “terrible twos” can be a feat. With temper tantrums and saying “no” to everything, some two-year olds can make an otherwise sane adult feel a little nuts. But, around the age of three, that same child begins to develop a vivid imagination and starts to ask a lot of questions. Well, your Pretrial Justice Working…

It’s About Results, Not Money

08 Oct 2014

This article originally appeared on the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia website.

By Clifford T. Keenan, Director, Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia

Washington, DC, is considered a model for its overall administration of pretrial justice, not just because of its statutory framework, but also due to the agency that supports the courts in this process …

21st Century Prosecution and Pretrial Justice

01 Oct 2014

By Steven Jansen, Vice-President, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) was an early supporter of the new wave of activity to promote best practices in pretrial justice across the country. We participated in the 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice, which was convened by Attorney General Eric Holder to initiate a new movement for change. We h…