The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, Implementing the Recommendations of the National Symposium on Pretrial Justice: The 2013 Progress Report, which outlines the specific recommendations given during the 2011 National Symposium and the previous year’s progress towards adoption of these recommendations. The report was developed by the Pretrial Justice Working Group (PJWG) and offers guidance in six areas: Policy and Practice Enhancement, Stakeholder Groups, Department of Justice Programs, Legislators, Philanthropic Community, and the Academic Community. The report also includes more than 110 updates encompassing the work of more than 100 organizations, as well as regional-based work in more than 25 states. The PJWG is led by the PJI and is devoted to improving pretrial policy and practices. All partners in this effort, BJA, PJI, and PJWG will continue to advance pretrial justice reform, which is a critical mission to the criminal justice system. For additional information about the PJWG and other pretrial justice initiatives and information, please visit www.pretrial.org.
View an executive summary of the publication.