Risk Management and Supervision

  • 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…)


12/12/2018

Guest Blog: The Myth of the Electronic Monitor

By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program The first time I saw an electronic ankle monitor was 2009. Unfortunately, it was on my own leg. After […]
08/08/2018

Resetting the Default: Detention Should be Hard to Get

Today, the system’s ability to invoke unnecessary pretrial detention is akin to the easy, quick – often mindless – process of ordering a pizza for delivery […]
05/02/2018

Million Dollar Bonds

People are finally getting it. When someone charged with a serious offense has a high bond set by the court, the implication is that if the […]
03/20/2018

Electronic Monitoring: Proceed with Caution

Electronic monitoring (EM) is on the rise. The number of people supervised by devices more than doubled between 2005 and 2015, from 53,000 to 125,000 (excluding […]
11/06/2012

Why We Let Teenagers Drive

For years, risk assessments have been used in almost every industry. From healthcare, to education, to car insurance, assessing risk is just something we expect. I’m […]