Risk Assessment

  • 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…)


08/09/2017

(Evidence-based, Actuarial Pretrial) Risk Assessment

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 […]
12/06/2016

Pretrial Risk Assessment – Perpetuating or Disrupting Racial Bias?

Guest blog by Marie VanNostrand, Ph.D., Justice Project Manager, Luminosity Several years ago I coined the term ‘resource-based vs. risk-based’ to describe the two primary systems of pretrial […]
11/15/2013

A National Model for Pretrial Risk Assessment

With the goal of creating a safer, fairer, and less costly pretrial justice system, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) yesterday announced the development of […]