Pretrial 101 (2 half-day sessions)

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Pretrial 101 is an intensive, six-hour training on pretrial law, research, policy, and practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore key concepts, engage in discussions with colleagues from around the country, assess the functioning of their current systems, and leave with concrete ideas for next steps.  If you are new to this issue or want to brush up on the fundamentals, this training is for you.

Session One: June 17, 2019 - 1 to 4 p.m. ET. 
Session Two: June 19, 2019 - 1 to 4 p.m. ET. 

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Session One
06/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
06/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
Slides from Session 1
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This is an essential read for anyone in the field.
The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention - LJAF 2013
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This study looks at the impact of pretrial detention on an individual.
Investigating the Impact of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing Outcomes - LJAF 2013
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Lowenkamp, Christopher T., Marie VanNostrand, and Alexander Holsinger. Investigating the Impact of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing Outcomes, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, 2013.
Citation in Lieu of Arrest
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. A study conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Arnold Foundation about the use of citations.
Pocket Card Example
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Homework: Early Decision-Making Case Study
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 06/18/2019
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 06/18/2019 Read the following prompt and write a short (more than a paragraph, less than a page) response. Submit your response by 8pm ET on Tuesday, June 18.
Session Two
06/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
06/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
Slides from Session 2
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
The Use of Pretrial "Risk Assessment" Instruments: A Shared Statement of Civil Rights Concerns - Leadership Conference 2018
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. A Statement from the Civil Rights Leadership Conference
Standards on Pretrial Release - ABA
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. The American Bar Association's Standards for Pretrial Release.
First Appearance Observation Template
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. The template can be used when viewing court to see if it is compliant with standards.
Pretrial Justice and the Right to Counsel at First Judicial Bail Hearing
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This report includes several statistics on the impact of counsel at a first judicial hearing.
Vision Statement and Action Steps
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 06/21/2019
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 06/21/2019 Submit your updated vision statement, goal statement(s), and action steps.

Meghan Guevara (Moderator)

Vice President, Innovation & Impact

As the vice president of innovation and impact, Meghan Guevara leads PJI’s learning communities and technical assistance efforts. She has spent nearly 20 years providing training and professional development to criminal justice and human services professionals who seek to advance their work using the latest research and to improve outcomes for individuals and communities. For the past decade, Meghan has focused on local- and state-level systems change and has also worked extensively at the county level to build collaborative, data-driven justice systems. Meghan began her career as a health educator working with youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. She received a Master of Public Health degree in social and behavioral sciences from Boston University.

Sue Ferrere (Moderator)

Manager, Technical Assistance

Contact: sue@pretrial.org

Sue Ferrere lives and works in Evergreen, Colo. As the technical assistance manager, Sue helps communities improve the outcomes and fairness of their pretrial justice systems. Before joining PJI, Sue was a criminal justice planner in Jefferson County, Colo., and was instrumental in developing the Colorado Improving Supervised Pretrial Release project, a 10-county effort that was the predecessor of the CPAT (Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool). Sue, who also specializes in developing coordinated justice system responses to individuals with behavioral health challenges, helped start the Jefferson County Recovery Court. In a previous life, Sue was a renewable energy scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. Sue especially enjoys the fusion of law and science necessary to transform our pretrial justice system.

John Clark (Moderator)

Senior Manager, Technical Assistance

Contact: john@pretrial.org

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 Justiceseries; 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.

Toni Shoola (Moderator)

Community Manager

Contact: toni@pretrial.org

In her role as a community manager with PJI, Toni Shoola focuses on community engagement and provides technical assistance and training to entities around the country on implementing evidence-based pretrial justice practices. Toni began her nonprofit career by providing direct service to low- income individuals in her community. Most recently, she assisted hundreds of nonprofit organizations in capacity building, professional development, and program evaluation through technical assistance, workshops and additional resources.

Cabell Cropper

Consultant

Contact: cabell@pretrail.org

Cabell Cropper is a state policy consultant to the Pretrial Justice Institute.  He was executive director of the National Criminal Justice Association from 1996-2016 where he managed all association activities and represented state officials responsible for managing programs and resources for criminal justice.  Prior to joining NCJA, Mr. Cropper was the Director of Management and Administration at the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the training and technical assistance affiliate of the National District Attorneys Association.  He started his criminal justice career as a probation officer for Denver District Court; administered state probation programs for the Colorado Judicial Department, and was a probation program consultant for the New York Stated Department of Probation.  Mr. Cropper is bilingual and lives in Costa Rica where he volunteers with a community-based organization for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.