1 2020

Front End Justice: Exploring Why Pretrial Reform is Needed

3:00PM - 4:00PM  


A simple fact is that what happens during pretrial affects the sentence of individuals.  Those that are detained pretrial—regardless of whether they are detained due to lack of money for bail or bond or due to poor policies that do not allow for release on their own recognizance—are more likely to get a prison/jail sentence.  The front end of the justice system, from arrest to adjudication, is in need of reform to ensure that public safety goals are met.  Right now, the front end discriminates against those that are improvished, and those that do not have the resources for a private attorney.  Pretrial release reform is top of the list of efforts to make sustained change in how we use the criminal justice system.

Presented by: Faye S. Taxman,Co-Chair, JCPA Criminal Justice Initiative, Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Partner, Pretrial Justice Initiative and DeAnna R. Hoskins, President/CEO, Just Leadership USA

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Sponsor: Jewish Council for Public Affairs