Pretrial in Action: Evidence based decision making

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Indiana Court Times on 11/5/2021 by Angie Hensley-Langrel, Deputy Director of Justice Services | Office of Court Services

Seven years ago, former Chief Justice Brent Dickson established the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release. Since then, pretrial release was a focal point of Indiana’s Evidence-Based Decision-Making initiative and is now a crucial part of the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council’s (JRAC) responsibilities. In 2020 the Pretrial Services Rules and Pretrial Release committees were established to guide local pretrial practices.