…What is the Same and What is Different, by Tim Schnacke. NAPSA – Pretrial Release and Probation. Schnacke
BAIL REFORM, as addressed by various Judicial Officers and detention reform proponents, within the latest volume of The Judges’ Journal, an ABA Judicial Division publication.
Ask your local Judicial Officer for a copy; otherwise non-members may buy a copy online!
The Laura and John Foundation has launched a website dedicated to the Public Safety Assessment (PSA)! https://www.psapretrial.org/
The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office piloted a Pre-trial Release Unit (PRU) in October 2017. The attached Brief published by the California Policy Lab reports on the PRU’s outcome thus far.
*Consider sharing with the PDs in your jurisdiction!
Chief Justice Workgroup Info and Recommendations
Congratulations to our Pretrial Services partners in Santa Clara County, recipient of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Reward which recognizes the ‘innovative and creative spirit of California county governments’… http://www.counties.org/county-voice/santa-clara-county-takes-lead-bail-reform
The big picture as reported by the Prison Policy Initiative… https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2018.html