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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: 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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    New from NIC: Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder

    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, Money as a Criminal Justice Stakeholder: The Judge’s Decision to Release or Detain a Defendant Pretrial , part of a series of papers dealing with acute criminal pretrial issues. This paper provides an in-depth discussion of arguably the most important part of the criminal pretrial process – the judge’s release or detain decision –...
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    National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week: July 13-19, 2014

    As National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week approaches this July 13-19, 2014, the Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) wishes to acknowledge the dedication of all professionals in our field. CCCN is sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and is comprised of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) , the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) , the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA) , the International...
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    Pretrial Performance Measurement Broadcast Available Online

    In a recent edition of D.C. Public Safety —a production of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency of the District of Columbia—features NIC Correctional Program Specialist Lori Eville as she discusses pretrial performance and outcome measurement alongside Spurgeon Kennedy, Director of Research, Analysis, and Development for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. Under discussion was the significant role of pretrial services agencies in supporting public...
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