APA recognizes the value of accurate and reliable pretrial information provided to prosecutors and magistrates for the enhancement of public safety, safeguarding the judicial process, and aiding prosecutors in their ability to determine appropriate diversions and special court admissions. Pretrial services employing validated risk assessments provide useful data and offer practical information essential to making informed decisions during court proceedings and determining conditions of supervision and sentencing, when appropriate.
The Pretrial Justice Institute’s core purpose is to advance safe, fair, and effective juvenile and adult pretrial justice practices and policies. We work to achieve our core purpose by moving policymakers and justice system stakeholder to adopt and implement practices and policies through:
-Educating key stakeholders
-Moving stakeholders to action
-Working in key states to advocate for change
-Developing messages, stories, and media coverage in support of change
-Connecting local jurisdictions to assistance
PJI is funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Public Welfare Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.”