Creating a Culture of Pretrial Release

Creating a Culture of Pretrial Release
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded March 2, 2017
Unit 1 Slidedeck: Pretrial Release
Unit 2 Video: Creating a Culture of Pre-Trial Release
Unit 3 Webinar Notes: Creating a Culture of Release

Creating a Culture of Pretrial Release in Arizona: Examining the Use of Bail Bonds and Pretrial Services

As outlined in its Strategic Agenda, Advancing Justice Together, the Arizona Supreme Court promoted the improvement and expansion of evidence based practices to determine pretrial release conditions.  In 2013 Arizona began efforts to pilot the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), an evidence based pretrial risk assessment tool developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. After successful implementation in 5 pilot jurisdictions, the PSA was approved for use statewide and is now in use in all 15 Arizona Counties.

This session will include a general discussion of how Arizona began shifting from a culture of detention to a culture of release at the pretrial stage with the implementation of the Public Safety Assessment, the creation of a statewide Pretrial Services Committee, a Special Task Force on Fair Justice For All, an Administrative Code for Evidence Based Pretrial Services and revisions to Court Rules.

Additional Resources
1 year ago
Infographic: Creating a Culture of Release
Based on a webinar, this infographic highlights how Arizona began shifting from a culture of dete […]
1 year ago
Creating a Culture of Pre-Trial Release in Arizona: An Interview with Tom O’Connell and Kathy Waters
  Incarcerating people prior to trial is fraught with challenges. It can be a costly process […]
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