A Look Back

Dec 20, 2016

University of Pretrial Webcast Race & Gender Neutral Pretrial Risk Assessment

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (GMT -5:00) (UTC-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Addressing bias in risk assessment is critical to safe, fair, and effective pretrial systems. On this webcast, Dr. Marie VanNostrand will discuss strategies for building risk assessments without race and gender bias, and recent revisions to the popular Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument to reduce bias in the tool.

Resource:  Race and Gender Neutral Pretrial Risk Assessment, Release Recommendations, and Supervision: VPRAI and Praxis Revised - Luminosity 2016

Panelist:  Marie VanNostrand, Ph.D.

October 14, 2015

Concord, North Carolina - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented a plenary session "Measuring and Managing Pretrial Risk: Improving Public Safety, Fairness, and Cost Effectiveness" at the North Carolina Association of District Court Judges Conference.

August 16 – 19, 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana - Dr. Marie VanNostrand participated in the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies Conference.  She presented a plenary session "Applying Research to Practice: Transformational Change in the Pretrial System" with Matt Alsdorf, Director of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation; Jessica Ireland, Pretrial Services Administrator, Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services; and Chief District Court Judge Regan Miller, Mecklenburg County, NC.

She also presented her most recent research "Risk-Based Pretrial Release Recommendation and Supervision Guidelines: Exploring the Effect on Officer Recommendations, Judicial Decision-Making, and Pretrial Outcome" with Kenneth Rose, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and Pat Smith, Director, OAR/Jefferson Area Community Corrections.

May 5 – 6, 2015

Atlantic City, New Jersey - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented at the Criminal Education Conference with the Honorable Deborah Venezia and Dr. Jennifer LeBaron.  The presentation was in support of the New Jersey bail reform efforts which includes the implementation of the Public Safety Assessment pretrial risk tool developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

March 18 – 20, 2015

Manhattan, New York - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented her paper, co-authored with Brian Kays, "Leveraging Data and Analytics to Advance Pretrial Justice" at the roundtable on pretrial practice at John Jay College.

February 17 – 18, 2015

San Francisco, California - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented at the 2015 California Pretrial Summit.  The presentation was entitled "Measuring and Managing Pretrial Risk Improving Public Safety, Fairness, and Cost Effectiveness."

June 25 – 27, 2014

Tucson, Arizona - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented at the Arizona Judicial Conference with the Honorable Ronald Reinstein and Matt Alsdorf, J.D., Director of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

June 9 – 11, 2014

Lexington, Kentucky - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented at the Kentucky Pretrial Statewide Conference.

May 21, 2014

Galloway, New Jersey - Dr. Marie VanNostrand was a speaker at the NJ Courts Criminal Division Education Center.  She had the honor of presenting Bail Decision Making: ‘Resource-Based’ to ‘Risk-Based’ with Judge Thomas V. Manahan and Christine Dozier, US Pretrial Chief for the District of New Jersey.

April 1, 2014

Washington, DC - Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented at a Congressional Briefing on Pretrial Justice in Washington, DC sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.  Her presentation was entitled “Pretrial Decisions Determine Mostly Everything.”