• NCSC Evidence-Based Judicial Decision Making Curriculum NCSC releases new pretrial curriculum and accompany resources. read more
  • MacArthur Expands Safety and Justice Challenge MacArthur has committed an additional $8M to support criminal justice reform across the country. read more
  • Questions about pretrial risk assessment tools? New issue brief provides helpful overview. read more
  • NH Passes Comprehensive Bail Reform New law prohibits detention for inability to pay and other circumstances. read more
  • National Task Force Releases Publication Principles on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices. read more
  • New Report on Dynamics of Mass Incarceration The report looks at complex interactions between prison and jail populations. 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.