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‘The Case Against Pretrial Risk Assessment’ Tools

According to a new Pretrial Justice Institute report, extensive data prove that risk assessment instruments (RAIs) used on individuals seeking release pretrial are inherently flawed. They don’t accurately predict flight risk or violent crime offense risk, and are making assessments with biased data.


In Lockdown, ‘Tele-Health’ Offers High-Tech Lifeline to Justice-Involved

Borrowing the old adage to never let a good crisis go to waste, live video technology is giving individuals cut off by COVID-19 from pretrial diversion services access to treatment and counselling as an alternative to prison, writes the executive director of the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative.