Timothy Murray to Retire Next Year as Head of Pretrial Justice Institute

Timothy Murray will retire next year as executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Pretrial Justice Institute, the organization announced. U.S. District Judge James Carr of Ohio, chair of the group’s board, said that since 2006, Murray “has transformed not only the organization but also the field of pretrial justice. He is the inspirational leader of the pretrial reform movement and history will record that real change in the way pretrial justice is administered in this country was a direct result of his tenure at PJI.”
Carr credited Murray with persuading the former JEHT Foundation to invest in pretrial reform, followed by “an incredible partnership with the National Association of Counties that went on to form the basis for other strategic stakeholder collaborations.” Carr also cited Murray’s work helping to reinstate technical assistance funding for pretrial services programs from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and helping host in 2011 the first National Symposium on Pretrial Justice sponsored by the Justice Department in nearly 50 years.

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