First Friday Forum: Voting Rights x Pretrial JusticeRecorded On: 02/09/2020
With voting top of mind, due to 2020 being an election year, we are starting the year off with our First Friday Forum focused on voting rights. Join Robert Patillo, Executive Director, The Peachtree Street Project of Rainbow/Push Coalition, Illinois State Senator, Omar Aquino, and Lake County, IL Sheriff John Idleburg for a conversation about their efforts around ensuring voting rights, access, and representation for individuals who are incarcerated.
First Friday Forum: What's Happening in Pretrial JusticeRecorded On: 12/06/2019
Join PJI's Leadership Team as they review the major activities in pretrial justice from the past year and what they expect to see as we enter 2020. They will also give an overview of the results from the last six months of PJI's equity transformation.
Race and Pretrial Detention: Why Data MattersRecorded On: 11/01/2019
Join us for a conversation with Wendy Sawyer of the Prison Policy Initiative, who will talk about their new issue brief, How race impacts who is detained pretrial, and PPI's mission of using data to spark advocacy campaigns. We'll also be joined by Douglas Smith from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition who will share his on-the-ground experience using data as a tool for decarceration in Texas.
The Cost of Liberty: Bail in Juvenile CourtRecorded On: 09/10/2019
Nineteen states and territories allow money bail in the juvenile system. This workshop will help educate participants on the findings presented in a report from the National Juvenile Defender Center - A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail. The workshop will also cover risks associated with incarceration and the consequences of money bail.
Survey says what?!?! Results from the Scan of Pretrial PracticesRecorded On: 09/06/2019
Join us for the September First Friday Forum to find out how this 3rd generation of bail reform is taking root in local communities. The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) has conducted a national scan of practices approximately every ten years since 1979. The 2019 Scan of Pretrial Practices surveyed counties – from large and urban to small and rural – about their pretrial justice practices. You’ll be simultaneously encouraged and concerned as we share highlights of this soon-to-be-released report.
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.