The Most Hot-Button Issue in Criminal Justice Reform?

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The Most Hot-Button Issue in Criminal Justice Reform?

October 11, 2018 | by Matthew Watkins Center for Court Innovation

It’s risk assessment. And in this “New Thinking” podcast, host Matt Watkins discusses the issue with two of his coworkers at the Center for Court Innovation: Sarah Picard, a research director, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research. Listen in (or read the transcript) to hear them talk about the pros and cons of using risk assessment to determine who should be held in local jails as they await trial and who can be safely released back into their communities. You can also read a new NCCD blog on the topic of risk assessment here.