Public Safety Assessment-Court (PSA-Court)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation(LJAF) recently developed the PSA-Court, which they describe as a "comprehensive, universal risk assessment" tool that can "accurately, quickly, and efficiently assess the risk that a defendant will engage in violence, commit a new crime, or fail to come back to court."  The PSA-Court was implemented statewide in Kentucky in July of 2013.  LJAF plans to pilot the instrument in other pilot sites before making the tool available nationally.  For the LJAF research summary on the new PSA-Court tool, click here.