The University of Pretrial



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The University of Pretrial (UP) is PJI’s state-of-the-art online learning community where policymakers and pretrial professionals can learn about the latest data-driven pretrial policies and practices. UP will meet the ever-expanding needs of those committed to reforming pretrial justice in America, and around the world, by facilitating learning, convening a national community of professionals, and offering access to expert assistance.

UP learning communities will explore:

  • The law, science, and values of pretrial justice;
  • Fundamentals of pretrial system reform;
  • Strategies to improve racial, ethnic, and economic pretrial justice; and
  • The changing pretrial justice landscape, including legislative action, promising local practices, and pretrial in the news.

As UP grows, pretrial justice professionals and their justice system partners will have on-demand access to diverse and timely information. The 2016 course catalog covers pretrial fundamentals, leading local reform, implementing preventive detention, and more.

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