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Decision matrix informs pretrial release plans

Informed by the results of a pretrial risk assessment, a matrix is used to guide pretrial release decision making. Often, pretrial service agencies use the matrix and then present the result to the judge as a suggested decision.

Local Examples

Johnson County, KS Johnson County 10th Judicial District

  • A pretrial risk assessment is administered, and the results are used to follow a decision-making grid.
  • This outcome on the grid is used to suggest an appropriate option to the judge.
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Policy & Practice


2 - Reduce length of stay

Last updated: April 21, 2019