• Federal Funding Alert: FY 2020 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Reducing Violent Crime by Improving Justice System Performance read more
  • Report and Recommendations of The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force: to Examine the Ohio Bail System read more
  • Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments Several pretrial risk assessment instruments developed for use in jurisdictions across the country. Five pretrial risk assessment tools currently employed in the states. read more
  • Beyond the Algorithm Pretrial Reform, Risk Assessment. And Racial Fairness read more
  • NCSC Evidence-Based Judicial Decision Making Curriculum NCSC releases new pretrial curriculum and accompany resources. read more
  • Arnold Ventures Public Safety Assessment Pretrial Reform, Risk Assessment. And Racial Fairness 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.