Building Bridges, Mending Fences

Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) is offering a four-session virtual course on community engagement and criminal legal system policy and practice. The course will help participants understand the spectrum of community engagement and create a plan for meaningful community engagement. Four 90-minute sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET: April 13, April 27, May 11, and May 25, 2022.

This course is open to the public, and intended for people working within the criminal legal system as well as community leaders. Participants will explore what constitutes meaningful community engagement and work toward developing a plan for community engagement. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions if they are able. For more details and to register for the series, read the announcement.


Become an APPR Learning Site

Is your jurisdiction interested in improving its pretrial system? APPR provides free technical assistance to help you examine your system and implement improvements. Join APPR on Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. ET for an informal information session to learn how to become an APPR Learning Site.

Learning Sites receive 12 to 24 months of assistance and coaching from a dedicated APPR technical assistance provider. Implementing the Public Safety Assessment is no longer required to participate in this project. Applications to be a Learning Site will be accepted through September 30, 2022. Resources are limited and applications will be reviewed as received. Learn more and register for the webinar.