Congressional Briefing: Pretrial Justice

HomeOutreach, Symposia and BriefingsCongressional Briefing: Pretrial Justice

Tuesday April 1, 2014 (10:00 am- 12:00 noon)
Rayburn House Building, The Gold Room (2168)

The CEBCP, in collaboration with the Pretrial Justice Institute, held its seventh congressional briefing on Tuesday, April 1st, from 10am – 12noon. The theme of this briefing was “Pretrial Justice: Research Evidence and Future Prospects”. Distinguished speakers presented research on local, state, and federal pretrial issues, including pretrial detention, risk assessment, cost-benefits, the use of bail and diversion. Videos (provided by Synthesis Media) from this briefing will be posted shortly


  • 9:15 am – Registration
  • 10:00 am – James Carr (US District Court, Northern District of Ohio) – Opening Remarks
  • 10:10 am – Jim Austin (JFA Institute) – Key National Trends in Crime, Arrests and Jails
  • 10:20 am – Marie VanNostrand (Luminosity) – Pretrial Decisions Determine Mostly Everything
  • 10:30 am – Timothy Cadigan (Chesterfield Associates) – Federal Pretrial Detention: A Cancer We Could Cure!
  • 10:40 am – Alex Holsinger (University of Missouri-Kansas City) – The Importance and Development of Localized Pretrial Risk Assessment: Efforts in Need of Support
  • 10:50 am – Q&A / Break
  • 11:05 am – David Huffer (Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency) – Effective Community Corrections Practices in the District of Columbia
  • 11:15 am – Melissa Labriola (Center for Court Innovation) – Research on Prosecutor-Led Pretrial Diversion Programs: A Comprehensive Multi-Method Study
  • 11:25 am – Jerry McElroy (Executive Director, New York Criminal Justice Agency) – Bail in New York City 
  • 11:35 am – Michael Wilson (Economist and Research Consultant, Crime and Justice Institute) – Pretrial Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • 11:45 am – Q&A
  • 12:00 pm – Adjourn

To view all of CEBCP’s Congressional Briefings, click here.

Videos by Synthesis Media