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The Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT) , CO Pretrial Assessment Tool Report Rev - PJI 2012.pdf (246.6 KiB) - This report describes Colorado’s first empirically-derived multi-jurisdictional pretrial risk assessment instrument, the Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT). The CPAT meets Colorado’s new statutory guidelines, sorts defendants into one of four pretrial risk categories, and has been implemented in several Colorado jurisdictions, with more planned in the near future.
The Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT) Executive Summary , CO Pretrial Assessment Tool Exec Summary Rev - PJI 2012.pdf (81.6 KiB) - Executive Summary of the full Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool report.
Florida Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument , FL Pretrial Risk Assessment Report (2012).pdf (1.0 MiB)
Florida Multi-County Pretrial Risk Assessment Study , FL Pretrial Risk Assessment Study Summary (2012).pdf (827.6 KiB)
Increasing Court Appearance Rates and Other Benefits of Live-Caller Telephone Court Date Reminders: The Jefferson County, Colorado, FTA Pilot Project and Court Date Notification Program , Jefferson County CO Increasing Court Appearance Rates 2011.pdf (77.7 KiB)
The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention , OSI Socioeconomic Impact Pretrial Detention 2011.pdf (702.0 KiB)
Identifying the Predictors of Pretrial Failure - A Meta Analysis , Identifying the Predictors of Pretrial Failure - A Meta Analysis (June 2011).pdf (249.3 KiB)
State of the Science of Pretrial Risk Assessment , PJI State of the Science Pretrial Risk Assessment (2011).pdf (419.3 KiB) - This publication is designed for a wide-ranging audience of criminal justice stakeholders who have questions about pretrial risk assessment and its value to the pretrial justice process. The first section of this publication provides a brief review of the history and current state of pretrial justice. The second section looks at critical issues related to pretrial release, detention, and risk assessment. The third section discusses challenges to implementing evidence-based risk assessment and threats to reliable administration, including time constraints and practicality of the risk assessment instrument, money bail schedules, local capacity, subjective risk assessment, and court culture and judicial behavior. The fourth section of the document outlines methodological challenges associated with the prediction of risk. The final section provides recommendations for research and practice. We discuss high priority research activities, the potential for a universal risk assessment instrument, and the need for training and technical assistance.
Indiana Risk Assessment System , Indiana Risk Assessment System (April 2010).pdf (852.9 KiB)
The Impact of Money Bail on Jail Bed Usage , AJA Money Bail Impact 2010.pdf (1.3 MiB)