Pretrial Risk Assessment Can Produce Race-Neutral Results

Pretrial Justice Institute square logoThis report from the Pretrial Justice Institute outlines how the use of validated risk assessment tools can lead to fairer and safer outcomes than pretrial systems based on money bail, while simultaneously preventing racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. The report describes the criteria needed for effective risk assessment and details how the Public Safety Assessment instrument and The Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument have been successfully used as race-neutral assessment tools.