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  • National Task Force Releases Publication Principles on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices. read more
  • Delaware Law Changes Pretrial Process Courts required to use evidence-based risk assessment tool. read more
  • Arkansas Criminal Justice Act Addresses Pretrial Counties encouraged to adopt an evidence-based risk assessment tool. read more
  • CA Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup Releases Report 10 recommendations include replacing money bail with risk-based assessment and supervision programs. read more
  • 8 Counties Receive Funding for Jail Reform Safety and Justice Challenge increases support for #RethinkJails. read more
  • Cook County Changes Pretrial Release Processes Court order is intended to eliminate pretrial detention based solely on ability to pay monetary bail. read more

Advancing Legal and Evidence-based Pretrial Practices

The Pretrial Justice Center for Courts (PJCC) works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators to implement their resolution recommending evidence-based assessment of risk in setting pretrial release conditions and the presumptive use of non-financial release conditions consistent with assessments of risk. PJCC provides information and tools, offers education and technical assistance, facilitates cross-state learning and collaboration, and promotes the use of legal and evidence-based pretrial practices for courts across the country.