Six Jurisdictions Named to Receive Pretrial Justice Technical Assistance

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Pretrial Justice Institute www.pretrial.org on 07/24/17 by Pretrial Justice Institute PRESS RELEASE - Contact Fiona Druge

Cities & Counties Work To Address Longstanding Barriers to Justice

The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) has selected six local jurisdictions to receive targeted technical assistance from PJI funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Each of the sites will focus on a specific topic designed to help the jurisdiction improve the performance of its pretrial justice system—the portion of the criminal justice system that extends from a person’s first contact with law enforcement until any resulting charges are resolved, usually through a trial, dismissal or a plea.

The six sites and their chosen topics are:

Alachua County, FL—Enhancing and Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Equality
Lucas County, OH—Minimizing Technical Violations and Re-Admission
Marion County, IN—Detention Hearings
Mecklenburg County, NC—Minimizing Technical Violations and Re-Admission
San Francisco, CA—Procedural Justice at First Sight
Santa Clara County, CA—Enhancing and Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Equality