Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice: Six-Week Course (Winter 2021)

Includes a Live Event on 01/27/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)

Recorded On: 01/20/2021


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WINTER SESSION
January 20 - March 3, 2021

Gather the knowledge and tools you need to make the greatest impact in your work by registering for our newly revamped Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice: Six-Week Course.

WHAT TO EXPECT: This intensive course offers a deep dive into the legal foundations and best practices in pretrial justice through a racial equity lens. Participants will critique local policies and practices; discuss how the field is evolving through litigation, research, and advocacy efforts; assess their current system; and articulate next steps for system improvement.

There are only 30 spots available for this six-week virtual course that combines self-guided learning activities with weekly lessons taught by pretrial experts and robust class discussions. 

WHO SHOULD ENROLL? Anyone who plays a role in influencing pretrial policy and creating an equitable justice system, including:

  • Professionals working in the pretrial justice system
  • Government and nonprofit leaders and staff
  • Organizers and advocates at the state + national level
  • Elected officials and their staff

Live sessions meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

Course Fee: $500

Got questions? Email Wendy Blackwell at blackwell@pretrial.org.

If you are looking for the most current, comprehensive, engaging and inclusive opportunity to learn the Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice, please join us!

John Clark (Moderator)

Senior Associate, Technical Assistance

John Clark is a Senior Manager for Technical Assistance at the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI).  In over thirty years at PJI, John has provided technical assistance to thousands of entities around the country on implementing evidence-based pretrial justice practices. He has authored numerous articles relating to pretrial justice in such publications as: the American Bar Association’s The Improvement of the Administration of Justice series; The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice; the Journal of Court Innovation; and Judicature.

He began his career in the pretrial justice field in the 1970s as a pretrial services officer in the District of Columbia. He has a Master’s Degree in the Administration of Justice from American University. He is the recipient of the Ennis J. Olgiati Award from the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies for lifetime commitment to pretrial justice.

Wendy C. Blackwell

Senior Associate, PJI

Wendy Camilla Blackwell has joined PJI as a Senior Associate, where she will lead PJI’s portfolio of interactive learning events. Prior to joining PJI, Wendy was the Director of the Practitioner’s Leadership Institute at the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), where she developed capacity-building relationships and collaborations with individuals and community. Previously, Wendy served as the Executive Director of the National Children’s Museum, where she began as the Director of Education. During her decade of service, she grew the education and programs departments, developed education initiatives, and shaped the Center for Learning and Innovation. Wendy championed community collaborations that produced replication-model child and caregiver learning together programs.

Wendy enjoys the intersection of family, literacy, and art and shared her passion at CFUF with the Family Reading Circle and other two-generation efforts. Wendy’s museum-school collaboration won a Promising Practice recognition from the Association of Children’s Museum for her work at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. She and her staff were honored with the Judith P. Hoyer Award for Outstanding Service to Children by the Prince Georges County Early Childhood Interagency. She is also an award-winning teacher. Wendy and her eighth grade students received the Daily Point of Light of the Nation from President George H. Bush at the U.S. White House.

Wendy is a mother of two who enjoys being a textile artist and leading programs with children in her spare time. She is a 2016 BaltimoreCorp Elevation Award winner for her ART POWER project where she offers art activities to children ages 5-12 in West Baltimore.

Zaria Davis

Senior Associate, Advocacy & Community Engagement

Contact: zaria@pretrial.org

Dr. Zaria Davis began her career in social work over 20 years ago with experience in mental health and social services in various settings. She has also worked in K-12, higher education, and out-of-school time settings. Zaria served as Executive Director for a local nonprofit in Lincoln Heights, OH for two years, working to move families towards self-sufficiency. In addition, Zaria has worked with various initiatives to support higher education access for those currently and formerly incarcerated. She is passionate in her community advocacy in the areas of pre- and post-incarceration reform.

A graduate of Wilberforce University, Zaria holds a bachelor of the arts in sociology. She obtained her master of social work degree from the University of Cincinnati and doctor of social work degree from Capella University. Zaria is a participatory action researcher and believes that those who are an active part of the community are the voices that lead to change. She is a 2019 Leading with Conviction Fellow with JustLeadershipUSA, and a board member of Dress for Success Cincinnati and the Robert O'Neal Multicultural Art Center (ROMAC).

Her interests include mentoring, social justice, and coaching individuals in their life journey. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, sci fi, and the arts. Zaria continues to support reentry efforts for women returning home from incarceration and children impacted by mass incarceration.

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Welcome & Orientation (Jan 20)
Orientation Meeting
01/20/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/20/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Verification Code
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Enter code to continue. The code to access Sessions One through Six will be provided during the Orientation Web Meeting on January 20 at 3 p.m. ET. If you are unable to attend the orientation, please email us at funfaculty@pretrial.org.
Session 1: The State of Pretrial Justice (Jan 27)
Session One Roadmap: The State of Pretrial Justice
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
eLearning: 1.1 Achieving Pretrial Justice
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Begin self-paced component package.
eLearning: 1.2 Equity & Pretrial Justice
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Begin self-paced component package.
eLearning: 1.3 The Role of Money in Undermining Pretrial Justice
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Begin self-paced component package.
Quiz Time (Session 1)
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
Detaining the Poor, Prison Policy Initiative, 2016
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From Bondage to Bail Bonds: Putting a Price on Freedom in New Orleans - The Data Center 2018
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New Jersey Courts 2018 Report to the Governor and Legislature on Criminal Justice Reform (2019)
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Session One Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail Assignment is due Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern​.
Session One Live Discussion
01/27/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/27/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 2: Enhancing Early Decision Making (Feb 3)
Session Two Roadmap: Enhancing Early Decision Making
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Open to download resource.
eLearning: Enhancing Early Decision Making
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Begin self-paced component package.
Citation in Lieu of Arrest - IACP & LJAF 2016
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Pre-Arrest Diversion: Pathway to Community Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative - PTAC 2017
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Early Appointment of Counsel - 6AC_PJI 2014
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What's Next, SF? LEADing the Way to Treatment and Recovery
Recorded 02/03/2021
Recorded 02/03/2021
The Myth of Legal Leverage? CCI, 2020
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Session Two Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail Assignment is due Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern.​
Session Two Live Discussion Forum
02/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 3: Legal Foundations & Recent Litigation (Feb 10)
Session Three Roadmap: Legal Foundations and Recent Litigation
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Open to download resource.
eLearning: Legal Foundations of Bail & Recent Litigation
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Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform - NIC 2014
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Select the "Read" button to begin. Just read Chapters 3 and 6
Identifying Your Bail Laws - PJI 2020
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Open to download resource.
Session Three Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail Assignment is due Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern.​
Session Three Live Discussion Forum
02/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 4: Conducting Fair Bail and Detention Hearings (Feb 17)
Session Four Roadmap: Conducting Fair Bail and Detention Hearings
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Open to download resource.
eLearning: Conducting Fair Bail and Detention Hearings
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Pretrial Issues in Procedural Justice,​ Pretrial Justice Institute, 2019
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Model Bail Laws: Redrawing the Line Between Pretrial Release and Detention​, Timothy R. Schanke, 2017
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Select the "Read" button to begin. ​Just read pages 31-44 on the pretrial release and detention decisions.
Session Four Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail The assignment is due by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern.​.​
Session Four Live Discussion Forum
02/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 5: Promoting Pretrial Success (Feb 24)
Session Five Roadmap: Promoting Pretrial Success
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Open to download resource.
eLearning: 5.1 Pretrial Risk Assessment
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eLearning: 5.2 Strategies to Support Release
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Updated Position on Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools - PJI 2020
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The Use of Pretrial "Risk Assessment" Instruments: A Shared Statement of Civil Rights Concerns - Leadership Conference 2018
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After Cash Bail: A Framework for Reimagining Pretrial Justice
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Use of Court Date Reminder Notices to Improve Court Appearance Rates - PJCC 2017
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Using Behavioral Science to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes: Preventing Failures to Appear in Court - Cooke et al 2018
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Session Five Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail The assignment is due by ​Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern.​
Session Five Live Discussion
02/24/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/24/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 6: Assessing and Enhancing Your System (March 3)
Session Six Roadmap: Assessing and Enhancing Your System
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Open to download resource.
Pretrial System Self Assessment
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Open to download resource.
eLearning: Implementing System Enhancements
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Begin self-paced component package.
Vision for Justice 2020 and Beyond: A New Paradigm for Public Safety - Leadership Conf & Civil Rights Corps 2019
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Select the "Read" button to begin. J​ust read the Introduction, pages 2-6, and Plank 2, pages 15-18.
Session Six Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail The assignment is due​ Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by 12:00 noon Eastern.​ ​by 12:00 noon ET.​
Session Six Live Discussion
03/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
03/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Survey: Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice - Winter 2021
9 Questions
Certificate
36.00 credits  |  Certificate available
36.00 credits  |  Certificate available