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Toolkit: Creating an Effective Pretrial Program

Working with experts at the Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ, we have developed the following toolkit for county officials interested in creating or expanding pretrial programs that can reduce jail pressures and costs.

Creating an Effective Pretrial Program: A Toolkit for Practitioners

Additional assessment tools referenced in the toolkit:

Ohio Risk Assessment System: Pretrial Assessment Tool (ORAS-PAT)

Ohio Risk Assessment System: Pretrial Assessment Tool (ORAS-PAT) Scoring Guide

Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument

Additional toolkits for county officials can be found on the page for our Local Safety Solutions Project.

The Arnold Foundation has also released a report on their new risk assessment tool, which utilizes data that public safety officials have readily available. Click here to view the report. 



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