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Pretrial Technical Assistance, Training, and Assessment Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $649,730)

The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), in partnership with the JFA Institute (JFA) and the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), will raise state and local pretrial justice policies and practices to an evidence-based platform aligned with the national standards. They will provide training and technical assistance on bail issues and pretrial release; identify research findings and lessons learned regarding effective pretrial risk assessment processes; develop a pretrial services online resources center; and provide Corrections Options Technical Assistance. They will provide technical assistance to pretrial practitioners, judges, prosecutors, defenders, corrections officials, and county governments tailored to their needs. PJI, JFA, and NASPA will assist pretrial agencies in the development of collaborative programs utilizing evidence based practices, such as risk assessment instruments, cross-disciplinary training, and the creation of consistent and clear outcome measures within the confines of local law.


Date Created: September 3, 2009