Steps in the Right Direction: Maryland Counties Leading the Way in Pretrial Services

open society foundations 2This report from the Open Society Foundations’ Open Society Institute-Baltimore explores three Maryland jurisdictions—St. Mary’s County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City—that are leading the way in improving pretrial justice in the state. The information in the report comes from the heads of each jurisdiction’s pretrial service agency, with input solicited from local public defenders working with those systems. The report also highlights strategies that other counties can use to make their local pretrial systems more effective.