In domestic violence-related cases, the time between an individual’s arrest and the opportunity for a fair trial – the pretrial period – presents a system in dire need of reform. Pretrial release is currently determined by a defendant’s access to money, leaving those who can’t afford a cash bail to wait in prison, sometimes for months at a time.
It’s imperative that we balance the need of protecting victims against the human right to the presumption of innocence. The current system, including cash bail, that informs this “balance” is imperfect at best, and racially and economically biased at worst.
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An Overview of Cash Bail for Domestic Violence Advocates
Published by: Shameka Parrish-Wright, Operations Manager at The Bail Project, and Co-chair of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political…CLASS: #Webinar ,
Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions
Published by: Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.); April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC This webinar will…CLASS: #Webinar ,
Triage Review Assessment
Begun in January 2006, Denver’s Triage Project involves a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that seeks to identify and assess risk factors…CLASS: #Promising Practices ,
Pretrial Release Conditions in Domestic Violence Cases: Issues and Context
Published by: Jane Sadusky This paper examines the question of pretrial release, conditions in domestic violence cases, focusing on balance…CLASS: #Tools and Guides ,