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First Friday Forum: Voting Rights x Pretrial JusticeContains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/07/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)
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 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 JusticeContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 MattersContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 CourtContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 PracticesContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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.
How We Talk: Research-Based CommunicationsContains 2 Component(s) Recorded 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 sayeghContains 1 Component(s)
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)Contains 1 Component(s) 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 NYCContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 FairnessContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 WhatContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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 PollingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded 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.
Responding to Violations: New Approaches in Lucas & Mecklenburg CountiesContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2018
In the event that someone fails to adhere to the conditions of his or her release, the supervising agency needs to determine the best course of action to achieve the goals of pretrial release. Representatives from Lucas and Mecklenburg Counties join us to share some new approaches to responding to technical violations.
Community Based Court ObservationContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/14/2017
This “Train the Trainer” webinar is designed for those jurisdictions, practitioners, community leaders and others interested in Bail Reform, on how to conduct a community based court observation project.