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    Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release Live Broadcast

    Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/ib201609 September 8, 2016 at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET A three hour live-streaming internet broadcast on Pretrial Justice and Bail. "The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance...
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    Register Now: Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release

    Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Broadcast at http://nicic.gov/training/ib201609 September 8, 2016 at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET A three hour live-streaming internet broadcast on Pretrial Justice and Bail. "The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance...
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    Q&A with NZ Harkness Fellow: her reflections on her time in the United States and with the National Institute of Corrections

    Aphra Green is this year’s New Zealand Harkness Fellow . She has been in the US since February, looking at the key success factors for implementing evidence-based decision-making, with a focus on the pretrial decision point. New Zealand has recently established a similar program of work: Social Investment in the Criminal Justice System . During her three months at the National Institute of Corrections, Aphra worked closely with Lori Eville on her pretrial and Evidence-based Decision Making...
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    NAPSA Call for Workshop Proposals

    The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) is pleased to issue a call for proposals of workshops for the 44th Annual Conference and Training Institute, to be held at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah from September 11 – 14, 2016. The NAPSA Conference seeks to provide participants with the opportunity to: review the foundations of pretrial; learn the latest research findings; hear about the implementation of evidence-based practices; and understand current...
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    Harkness Fellow Attends Pretrial “Bootcamp”: Reflections on NIC’s Orientation for Pretrial Executives

    As an outsider to the US criminal justice system, it has been fascinating to witness all of the activity in the United States directed at pre-trial reform. Driven largely by the costs of mass incarceration, jurisdictions are looking to reduce their pretrial detention rates as one way to address jail overcrowding. In the US, like NZ, much of the growth in the incarcerated population has been in the pretrial population. Recent analysis shows that 62.8% of the jail population are people who are awaiting...
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    NIC Guides Connecticut Sentencing Commission On Bail Reform

    As part of National Institute of Corrections' technical assistance program,Tim Schnake recently presented to the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on the fundamentals of bail and bail reform. This presentation focused on the key practices outlined in the NIC publication, Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform . Included in the presentation is an address by Governor Malloy of Connecticut outlining his desire for pretrial reform...
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    Apply Now - Orientation for New Pretrial Executives

    As the premier training for pretrial leaders, NIC’s Orientation for New Pretrial Executives engages participants in a comprehensive 40-hour instructor lead course of study aimed at the unique issues, challenges and opportunities within the pretrial field. A experienced and diverse faculty of pretrial, performance management, evidence based practice, and legal experts lead orientation participants through study and discussion on the legal foundations of pretrial justice, professional standards...
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    JRSA Webinar - Key Topics in Pretrial Justice

    The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is presenting this upcoming free webinar on key topics in pretrial justice. The JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers. Webinar Description: This 90-minute interactive webinar will provide relevant information on the most important topics in pretrial justice today. Recent developments in risk assessment and risk management, money bail, states' law changes and litigation...
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    NAPSA Seeking Writer/Reporter on Pretrial Release and Diversion Standards

    The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) are proud to announce a partnership to revise NAPSA’s standards on pretrial release and diversion. The updated Standards on Pretrial Justice will streamline NAPSA’s separate standards into a single publication focusing on system-wide key elements of front-end decision-making and essential functions of pretrial release and diversion programming. The standards will be up-to-date...
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    NAPSA Seeking Writer on Pretrial Services

    The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) have partnered to develop a publication describing the essential elements of a high functioning pretrial services agency and the fundamentals of an effective pretrial system. This publication will be a guide for jurisdictions interested in improving current elements of their pretrial release and diversion agencies and systems or creating needed procedures and practices. It will also serve...
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    Upcoming Webinar: Gender-Informed Strategies in Pretrial

    A recording of this webinar is available here: http://www.cjinvolvedwomen.org/webinar-recording-and-materials-for-implementing-gender-informedistrategies-at-the-pretrial-stage-research-to-practice Register now to attend this free webinar, Implementing Gender-Informed Strategies at the Pretrial Stage: Research to Practice , being held June 25 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET. From the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) and co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office...
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    New Publication: Moving Beyond Incarceration for Women in Massachusetts

    From the Wellesley Centers for Women, this 2015 Massachusetts Women’s Justice Network (MWJN) Policy Brief is intended to help policy makers and others understand MWJN’s concerns with the state’s bail and pretrial practices for women and to ensure that they are addressed by current legislative and administrative efforts at pretrial reform. Moving Beyond Incarceration for Women in Massachusetts: The Necessity of Bail/Pretrial Reform provides data on bail and pretrial detention for...
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    NIC's Evidence-Based Decision Making Site, Mesa County, Wins National ‘Innovations in Criminal Justice’ Award

    The Mesa County Colorado Evidence-Based Pretrial Initiative has been chosen as one of eight programs serving as a model of a more efficient and effective justice system. The recipients of the 2015 “Innovations in Criminal Justice Award” were selected by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation. The Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit started in 2011 in an effort...
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    Register Now - Orientation for New Pretrial Executives

    Apply here to attend NIC’s Orientation for New Pretrial Executives training being held in Aurora, CO on August 9-14, 2015. This week-long course provides extensive training aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of pretrial executives in maintaining and capitalizing existing services. Course Description More than ever, criminal justice practitioners and decision-makers understand and appreciate the complexity and importance of the pretrial field and expect more from those who manage pretrial...
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    New from NIC: Fundamentals of Bail

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has partnered with Tim Schnacke from the Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices to produce a new publication titled, Fundamentals of Bail: A Resource Guide for Pretrial Practitioners and a Framework for American Pretrial Reform , part of a series of papers dealing with acute criminal pretrial issues. This paper, which summarizes (1) why America needs pretrial justice, (2) the history of bail, (3) the legal foundations of the pretrial phase of a criminal...
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