What Success Looks Like

There are many ways to improve pretrial justice; all require vision, commitment, and leadership. The following profiles demonstrate how PJI partners have made their systems fairer and maximized pretrial release while also ensuring people appear in court and preserving public safety.

PJI offers flexible frameworks for change that reflect the multi-level structure of the U.S. criminal justice system. Smart Pretrial describes our local, county-level approach; 3DaysCount refers to our state-level reform process. Although the names and scale of impact vary, both use the same strategies.


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