Developing a National Model for Pretrial Risk Assessment

LJAF-research-summaryThis report from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) presents the results from LJAF’s large-scale, two-year research project focused on the role that data and analytics can play in helping judges determine what risk defendants who have been arrested pose to public safety and whether they should be detained in jail or released prior to trial. Using the research findings, LJAF developed a comprehensive, universal risk assessment—the Public Safety AssessmentCourt—to assess the risk that a defendant will engage in violence, commit a new crime, or fail to come back to court. To read the report, click here.