Beyond the Algorithm: Pretrial Reform, Risk Assessment, and Racial FairnessRecorded On: 08/06/2019
Risk assessments—automated formulas that measure the “risk” a defendant will be rearrested or fail to appear in court—are among the most controversial issues in criminal justice reform. To proponents, they offer a corrective to potentially biased decisions made by individual judges. To opponents, far from disrupting biases, risk assessments are unintentionally amplifying them, only this time under the guise of science.
First Friday Forum - This Ain't Justice: Unintended Consequences of Pretrial ReformRecorded On: 08/02/2019
Join the PJI Leadership Team as they discuss problematic pretrial justice practices and policies that erode justice—including excessive conditions, use of non-valid or modified assessment tools, large detention nets and more.
How We Talk: Research-Based CommunicationsRecorded On: 06/12/2019
PJI CEO Cherise Fanno Burdeen will highlight features of the new Communications and Community Engagement Toolkit, designed to empower users to join discussions around pretrial justice reform in the United States with regard to policy, language, and various media and policymaking forums. This toolkit represents an evolution in our thought process to keep pace with fast-moving changes in conversations around mass incarceration and the role of pretrial justice.
First Friday Forum - Making Sense of Bail Reform in New York State, a conversation with gabriel sayegh
New York just passed historic pretrial justice reforms. Join PJI and special guest gabriel sayegh from the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice as we discuss what the 2019 legislation means for the state and future criminal justice reform efforts.
First Friday Forum - What's Happening in Pretrial (May 2019)Recorded On: 05/03/2019
Pretrial improvements are underway across the country. Join PJI as we provide an update on changing practices, legislation, and litigation efforts, as well as new resources.
Pretrial Release Without Money in NYCRecorded On: 04/05/2019
In 2018 there were more than three times as many releases without money than money bail in New York City. Join special guests Aubrey Fox and Miriam Popper as they talk about pretrial improvements highlighted in a new report from the NYC Criminal Justice Agency.
"Who Are You Calling Unfair?" An Online Discussion of Pretrial FairnessRecorded On: 02/06/2019
This interactive webcast used live text-based polling to spark a discussion about what fairness might look like and feel like for defendants at the pretrial stage.
We've Chosen an Assessment Now WhatRecorded On: 08/08/2018
Deciding on an assessment tool is an important first step in improving pretrial practices in your jurisdiction. In this session we'll talk about creating an effective and transparent decision-making framework to make the most of the assessment.
Voters Reject Default Detention: Results from National Public Opinion PollingRecorded On: 07/27/2018
The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) released a new survey showing most voters want to see a more equitable justice system that focuses on safety and favor community-based supports rather than default pretrial incarceration.