The Pretrial Innovators Convention, also known as PI-Con, is less than a month away, on March 14-15 in Denver. If you haven’t registered yet, you have one more day to register before having one of the biggest cases of FOMO in your life. (FOMO, for the uninitiated, is the Fear Of Missing Out.)
At PJI, we take great pride in making PI-Con the unconventional convention. This is no sitting-around experience, but instead, one where you will get into cutting edge issues, connect with an array of experts in the field, and come away with ideas on how these ideas apply to practices back home.
As just one example, one of our Thursday Action Labs, Measuring Innovation: What happens when you implement a pretrial assessment?, will walk you through the actual results of implementing the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) in one jurisdiction. With the help of our partners Cindy Redcross and Rick Hendra of MDRC, along with PJI’s Sue Ferrere, you’ll understand how researchers use interrupted time series analysis to measure how a pretrial justice system responds to changes in practice. You’ll see how researchers measure pre-change data to determine what the system would have looked like without change, and compare that to what actual changes took place. You’ll look at outcomes based on key pretrial measurements such as:
Finally, you’ll look at what factors actually drove the results. The answers may surprise you and change the way you think about pretrial assessments and their role in creating overall change.
While assessments are a very big issue in pretrial justice right now, we know that they’re not the only issue. You’ll also have the chance to see an experienced prosecutor and defense attorney go head-to-head at first appearance; go to a roundtable on what role, if any, money should play in our system; have a chance to dive into the basics of big data analytics with Jane Wiseman, Innovations in Government Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School; or listen to impacted youth perspectives on the pretrial system. Oh, but that’s all just in the first breakout session. If this description is giving you more FOMO, you better bring a team of people so you don’t miss a thing, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with group registration rates. (And here is the whole agenda, in case you’re curious.)
And even if you don’t have FOMO, come to Denver because we’d love to see you and connect. See you soon!