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

(667) 281-9141

Help Desk

​​The PJI Help Desk offers expert guidance for people working to advance pretrial justice. Our team is ready to answer your questions, connect you with partners who’ve faced similar challenges, and provide hand-selected resources and data from our library of 3,000+ pubs and more.

Ask the Team

Please note: PJI is not a legal services organization and cannot represent individuals in pretrial cases. If you’re seeking assistance for yourself or a loved one, consider reaching out to your local public defender, community bail fund or local ACLU affiliate.

Meet The Experts

Kevin Beckford, PhD

Kevin is a policy expert who directs PJI's partnerships and engagement work. He’ll help you figure out how to mobilize your colleagues and community in pursuit of equitable pretrial justice.

John Clark

John has spent more than 40 years as a practitioner, trainer and technical advisor, always keeping his eye on what’s new. He’ll roll up his sleeves and dive into your most detailed questions.

Meghan Guevara

Meghan is an executive, policy wonk, and big-picture strategist. She wants to hear your bold vision for pretrial justice — and talk through what’s keeping you from getting there.

Shavonte Keaton

Shavonte is an attorney with lived experience who knows the youth and adult legal systems. She has advanced system change in the field, and she’ll help you move from policy to implementation.

Wendy Shang

Wendy is a writer, researcher, lawyer, and our in-house librarian. If there’s a resource out there to help you, she’ll find it.