Pretrial Justice Institute
200 East Pratt Street, Suite 4100
Baltimore, MD 21202

(667) 281-9141

Free Workshop

Pretrial Basics

Join Team PJI for this free monthly workshop designed to help "newbies" get up to to speed on pretrial justice in just two hours.


Pretrial Basics is a free introductory workshop explaining how the pretrial process works, who makes the decisions, and where there are opportunities for action. It's a highly interactive class—led by a rotating mix of PJI's most passionate pretrial experts!

Together we’ll discuss the current national landscape, along with examples of how some communities are approaching change. You'll also have the chance to share your own questions, experiences, interests, and where you hope to go from here.

Who should enroll?

Community members, organizers, or anyone new to pretrial justice who's looking for opportunities to take action.

What you’ll learn?

  • The goals of the pretrial process and its impact

  • The steps in the process, and who has the power to make decisions

  • Examples of current controversies and actions in the field

  • Where there are opportunities to get involved


Free Course


About Our Pricing: PJI uses a tiered pricing structure to acknowledge differences in accessibility while reflecting the value and cost of our courses. We also offer a 20% discount for groups of 5 or more. To register your group, contact us at

Available Dates

May 14, 2-4 PM (ET)

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Helpful Tip

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, you'll definitely want to join the live conversation! (No recordings available.)


Meghan Guevara

Meghan Guevara

Executive Partner

Meghan is driven by a passion for building community wellness and dismantling structures of oppression. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on a broad range of national, state and local training and technical assistance initiatives that critically examine and improve the way public systems function—most recently helping local coalitions and jurisdictions develop antiracist solutions for pretrial policies and practices.
Shavonte Keaton

Shavonte Keaton

Senior Associate, Local Change Work

As a former foster youth and child of a formerly incarcerated parent, Shavonte has spent over a decade of her career using her life experiences to support her work in advancing systemic solutions to the distinct challenges and barriers that system-involved youth and their families face. At PJI, Shavonte develops and implements the organization’s change work and curriculum.