This guide shares best practices for providing reentry legal clinics and advocacy support in rural, tribal communities.
This primer provides legal stakeholders with an overview of pretrial risk assessment tools and how they operate, and describes the state of the research on their predictive validity and impact on pretrial decision-making.
This publication is intended to help readers understand the variety of pretrial improvements underway and where they are happening, including in a state-by-state table at the end of the document for quick reference.
This publication shows areas where prosecutors are particularly well-equipped to take the lead in helping to change the criminal justice system, from charging through sentencing.
This data snapshot examines characteristics of delinquency cases handled in juvenile court in 2016.
This national survey provides information about how the public thinks pretrial justice should work and finds substantial support for policies and decisions that limit the use of pretrial detention.
This report describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2016 and presents trends since 2005.
This brief outlines how youth of color end up at the front door of adult courts using three state case studies in Oregon, Florida, and Missouri as examples.
This resource center is an online clearinghouse of information, training, and other resources that support a variety of state, local, and tribal users, including BJA COAP grantees, policymakers, partner agencies and associations, peer recovery coaches, and families affected by the nationwide opioid epidemic.
This publication provides recommendations for state and local advocacy to help end the over-incarceration of people living with mental health and substance use needs using a Sequential Intercept Mapping Model.
In this episode of The National Judicial College Podcast, host Joseph Sawyer discusses pretrial release and the future of cash bail with Michael Jones of Pinnacle Justice Consulting and Timothy Schnacke from The Center of Legal and Evidence-Based Practices.
This new journal from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals is dedicated to the topic of identifying and rectifying racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in treatment courts.
This new website from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation offers an array of resources to support jurisdictions in implementing the Public Safety Assessment in their criminal justice systems.
This brief from the California Policy Lab found that a Pre-trial Release Unit (PRU) pilot program doubled the likelihood of release at arraignment–from 14% to 28% for arrestees who received arrest-responsive interventions from the PRU.
This report from the National Center for Juvenile Justice describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2015 and presents trends since 2005.
This publication from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation examines how public safety personnel, health professionals, and service providers can contribute to solving the problem of Frequent Utilizers—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a startlingly high rate.
This publication from the Texas Public Policy Foundation examines the decades-long growth in rural pretrial incarceration, unveiling growth contributors and making evidence-based recommendations to improve public safety while reducing the number of defendants held on pretrial detention.
This grant report from the National Institute of Justice summarizes findings from a study of 16 prosecutor-led diversion programs. Researchers found reductions in convictions, jail sentences, and rearrests for up to 24 months in three programs.
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services examines the jurisdictional and legal limits of cross-deputization and how it has been implemented in various law enforcement agencies in Indian country.
This brief from the Campaign for Youth Justice examines individual and systematic factors considered as critical when judges and prosecutors are determining whether to prosecute a youth as an adult.