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Pretrial Justice Institute

Rockville, Maryland
www.pretrial.org

Pretrial Justice Institute was awarded $11,220,000 between 2011 and 2019, including 5 grants in Criminal Justice.

$4,800,000

2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Founded in the late 1970s, the Pretrial Justice Institute (the Institute) works to advance knowledge and practice in criminal justice through research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance, with a special focus on the fairness and efficacy of pretrial justice—the period after arrest in which individuals may be released or detained in jail pending trial. This award renews support for the Institute to organize, convene and coordinate the activities of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network (the Network), the local jurisdictions committed to systems reform to reduce the misuse and overuse of jails and decrease racial and ethnic disparities. The Network provides both in-person convening as well as a virtual community forum to facilitate and support problem solving and learning among peers from diverse local jurisdictions committed to finding ways to reduce unnecessary jail incarceration safely and sustainably. The Institute also provides a platform through its programs and services to support jurisdictions beyond the Network interested in pretrial justice reform and the Safety and Justice Challenge models and resources.

$3,500,000

2017 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Founded in the late 1970s, the Pretrial Justice Institute (the Institute) works to advance knowledge and practice in criminal justice through research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance, with a special focus on the fairness and efficacy of pretrial justice—the period after arrest in which individuals may be released or detained in jail pending trial. This award renews support for the Institute to organize, convene and coordinate the activities of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network (the Network), the local jurisdictions committed to changing the status quo around jails in their communities and reducing the misuse and overuse of incarceration. The Network provides both in-person interaction as well as a virtual community forum to facilitate and support problem solving and learning among peers from diverse local jurisdictions committed to finding ways to reduce unnecessary jail incarceration safely and sustainably.

$500,000

2015 • 1 year • Criminal Justice

Founded in the late 1970s, the Pretrial Justice Institute (the Institute) works to advance knowledge and practice in criminal justice through research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance, with a special focus on the fairness and efficacy of pretrial justice-the period after arrest in which individuals may be released or detained in jail pending trial. This award enables the Institute to plan, design, and convene two large-scale public events that will signal the national launch and set the stage for the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation's criminal justice reform initiative aimed at reducing over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

$2,400,000

2015 • 2 years, 1 month • Criminal Justice

Founded in the late 1970s, the Pretrial Justice Institute (the Institute) works to advance knowledge and practice in criminal justice through research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance, with a special focus on the fairness and efficacy of pretrial justice-the period after arrest in which individuals may be released or detained in jail pending trial. This award enables the Institute to convene and coordinate the activities of a network of competitively selected sites as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation's criminal justice reform initiative aimed at reducing over-incarceration by addressing the overuse and misuse of jails. The Safety and Justice Challenge Network (the Network) provides a community forum to facilitate and support problem-solving and learning among peers from diverse local jurisdictions committed to finding ways to reduce unnecessary jail incarceration safely and sustainably.

$20,000

2011 • 6 months

As the Foundation explores the issue of high incarceration -- the large increase in imprisonment since the 1970s -- it is evident that there are knowledge gaps regarding the causes and consequences of incarceration and the most effective strategies for reducing incarceration while promoting public safety. The Pretrial Justice Institute, a think tank that provides research, demonstration and technical assistance to improve pretrial justice -- the period after arrest in which individuals are released or detained pending trial -- will use this grant to prepare a whitepaper assessing bail reform opportunities that reduce inappropriate detention, optimize diversion from prosecution and maintain community safety.

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