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  • Dear Professor Mayson Your presentation to the California group was perfect, I regret that our response to your question was not.  The presence of your children during your presentation revealed how real life issues ...

  • Hello everyone, Yesterday, the ACLU of Ohio launched our latest report – Ohio Could Save Big By Implementing Bail Reform: A Fiscal Impact Analysis . This report has been two years in the making – with countless ...

  • @Sandra Mayson , to your question about a jurisdiction running an effective, successful pretrial regime without actuarial risk assessment, check out the work being done in King County, Washington. According to Judge ...

  • Hello everyone and thank you for the conversation. I understand that the focus of this discussion has been on 'risk assessment' (a term I have abandoned for life) and violence, but recent posts have made me think about ...

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  • Sandy, We have grant support of an ongoing project evaluating implementation of bail reform in NC. We are tracking new criminal activity by those released pretrial, using jail records for release dates and court system ...

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  • Sandy,    Attached are the studies that I know about in which data were used to help answer the question of 'When people are arrested during pretrial release, how often is the arrest for a violent offense, and how has ...

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  • When I was talking to the State level stakeholders in California while SB 10 was being crafted, I kept hammering home they all needed to have a good understanding of what the assessments were actually telling them.  ...

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  • Hi all - I appreciate this discussion too. Thanks to Steve for getting it started. Just wanted to chime in with an anecdote and a few questions. The anecdote is that on Friday I gave a presentation about risk assessment ...

  • Thanks Steve. I think we are viewing the issues with pretrial violent behavior and trying to measure and predict it the same way. And I think the answer to your three questions: - 'Wouldn't it be more accurate to just ...

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