Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice: Six-Week Course (Winter 2022)

Recorded On: 02/23/2022

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WINTER SESSION
January 19 - March 2, 2022

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 Blackwell Fortune

Senior Associate, Pretrial Justice Institute

Wendy Blackwell Fortune 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.

Shavonte Keaton, Esq.

Senior Associate

Pretrial Justice Institute

As a former foster youth and child of a formerly incarcerated parent, Shavonte has spent over a decade of her career using her life experiences to support her work in advancing systemic solutions to the distinct challenges and barriers that system-involved youth and their families face. Her background includes working as a case manager for homeless youth and families as well as many years serving as a peer and professional advocate for current and former foster youth. Most recently she served as the Georgia Assistant State Coordinator for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from San Francisco State University and a juris doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While in law school she interned at multiple public interest nonprofits serving low income residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. She continues to use her life experience to mentor and empower young people in her community.

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Welcome & Orientation (Jan 19)
Orientation Meeting
01/19/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/19/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Test doc for orientation
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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 26)
Session One Roadmap: The State of Pretrial Justice
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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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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 Live Discussion
01/26/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  93 minutes
01/26/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  93 minutes
Session One Assignment
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail Assignment is due Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by 12:00 noon Eastern.
Session 2: Enhancing Early Decision Making (Feb 2)
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 01/26/2022
Recorded 01/26/2022
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 1, 2022 noon Eastern
Session Two Live Discussion Forum
02/02/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/02/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Session 3: Legal Foundations & Recent Litigation (Feb 9)
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
Session Three Roadmap: Legal Foundations and Recent Litigation
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eLearning: Legal Foundations of Bail & Recent Litigation
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Begin self-paced component package.
Identifying Your Bail Laws - PJI 2020
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Session Three Assignment
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Graded as Pass/Fail Assignment is due Tuesday, February 8, 2022 noon Eastern
Session Three Live Discussion Forum
02/09/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/09/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
Select Bail Laws
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Session 3 Handout - 4 Laws
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Session 4: Conducting Fair Bail and Detention Hearings (Feb 16)
Session Four Live Discussion Forum
02/16/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/16/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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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Begin self-paced component package.
Think About it Talk About it
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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 Assignment is due Tuesday, February 15, 2022 noon Eastern
Virtual Justice Toolkit
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Open to download resource.
Session 5: Promoting Pretrial Success (Feb 23)
Session Five Live Discussion
02/23/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/23/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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 Assignment is due Tuesday, February 22, 2022 noon Eastern
Session 6: Assessing and Enhancing Your System (March 2)
Session Six Roadmap: Assessing and Enhancing Your System
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Open to download resource.
Pretrial System Self Assessment
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eLearning: Implementing System Enhancements
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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 Assignment is due Tuesday, February 29, 2022 noon Eastern
Session Six Live Discussion
03/02/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
03/02/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
What If
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Survey: Fundamentals of Pretrial Justice - Winter 2022
9 Questions
Certificate
Live and Archive Viewing: 36.00 credits and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 36.00 credits and certificate available