Communications

  • Voices with Impact (6/26/2019)

    By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program

    There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But our recent campaign around changing electronic monitoring (EM) laws in Illinois provides another clear example of why the voice and participation of impacted people adds a key dimension to the process of policy change. Though this legislation focused on the state’s use of EM after people had completed their sentences, there are real lessons for folks working on pretrial legislation. (more…)


10/31/2018

Who’s Afraid of Pretrial Reform?

With Messaging Month on the University of Pretrial nearly over, we decided to take the occasion of Halloween to discuss some of the scary language that […]
10/17/2018

Are You Ready to Talk?

The playwright Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper…is a nation talking to itself.” Right now, the nation is talking about bail. From national news outlets […]
10/03/2018

What is YOUR Pretrial Message?

October is messaging month on the University of Pretrial, which means we will be holding special events throughout the month aimed at helping people communicate effectively […]
03/20/2017

Facing Addiction: Pretrial Justice is Important to Addressing the Substance Use Crisis

Guest blog by Michael King, Director of Outreach & Engagement, Facing Addiction The so-called War on Drugs, now in its fourth decade, has cost over $1 trillion […]