• 8 Counties Receive Funding for Jail Reform Safety and Justice Challenge increases support for #RethinkJails. read more
  • Creating a Pretrial Culture of Safety: Stories from 4 Jurisdictions 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
  • NM Supreme Court Issues Rules on Pretrial Detention & Release Rules reflect national best practices and provide guidance to judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers. read more
  • Advancing Safety and Justice through Collaboration NACo releases brief on county-led efforts to improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals and communities. read more
  • A More Just New York City New York City Independent Commission Report Recommendations include closing Rikers Island jails. 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.