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.
This resource outlines the tenets of procedural justice, how to implement them, and how they improve acceptance of judicial decisions and public trust in justice.
This interactive report from the Vera Institute of Justice identifies the major trends and developments in justice systems over the past year, examining what reforms are and are not working across the country.
This guide, published by the National Judicial College, offers guidance for judges overseeing Driving While Intoxicated cases as well as a resource for those who have been recently sentenced.
This report from the Open Society Foundations’ Open Society Institute-Baltimore explores three Maryland jurisdictions that are leading the way in improving pretrial justice in the state.
This report from the National Institute of Justice presents final implementation findings based on three years of process evaluation site visits, including an impact evaluation and cost-effectiveness study.
This issue in the judicial think tank series shares the lessons learned from a conversation with judicial leaders about their experiences with, and strategies for, the successful implementation of court improvement efforts–specifically, it summarizes Model Court and Implementation Sites’ Lead Judges’ recommendations for tackling issues related to the sustainability of collaborative systems change efforts to improve the child abuse and neglect case process and, ultimately, improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children.
This online resource from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.
This report from the NYU Center on the Administration of Criminal Law provides concrete recommendations that prosecutors can implement in order to focus on reentry and target the risk of recidivism.
The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative released Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide and an accompanying bench card, which were developed with the support of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the CSG Justice Center.
This four-volume report from the Academy for Justice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law covers dozens of topics within the areas of criminalization, policing, pretrial and trial processes, punishment, incarceration, and release.
This bulletin from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides the steps necessary to implement a School Responder Model in order to keep kids with behavioral health needs in school and out of court.
This report from the Campaign for Youth Justice is the fourth edition of their State Trends Report, which examines states that have blocked pathways of children into the adult criminal justice system.
This publication from the Fortune Society presents research on fines, restitution, and other charges associated with criminal justice involvement and describes the impact of these fees on individual lives.