American Society of Criminology

Luminosity team members Anndi Russell and Dr. Marie VanNostrand along with Dr. Catie Clark and Shannon Messer presented the Mecklenburg County, NC interactive dashboards. The dashboards tell the story of how people are processed through the pretrial justice system, from law enforcement contact until case resolution. These dashboards are intended to be used to monitor system performance in real time; empower strategic and data driven decisions; increase transparency and accountability; and illuminate actionable insights.

Mecklenburg County, NC – Case Resolution Dashboard

Mecklenburg County, NC – Person Arrest Event Dashboard

NAPSA’s 49th Annual Conference and Training Institute

The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies conference had nearly 1,000 attendees. Marcia Rebimbas and Dr. Marie VanNostrand presented Luminosity’s Transforming Siloed Data into Justice System Insights work with our great partners from Mecklenburg (Charlotte) North Carolina and the New York City Criminal Justice Agency.

New York City, NY – Pretrial Data Dashboards

Mecklenburg County, NC – Person Arrest Event Dashboard

The White House: A Cycle of Incarceration – Prison, Debt and Bail Practices

The White House brought together top-level stakeholders, academics, and advocates to discuss how the use of money in justice systems, either as punishment or to promote court appearance, is ineffective and undermines safety and fairness. The event, titled, A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices, included Dr. Marie VanNostrand of Luminosity, Inc. who spoke on the ‘Research and Approaches to Monetary Penalties’ panel.

Dr. Marie VanNostrand (2nd from left) speaking at a White House convening
Dr. Marie VanNostrand (2nd from left) speaking at a White House convening

Congressional Briefing: Pretrial Justice – Research Evidence and Future Prospects

The congressional briefing included distinguished speakers who presented research on local, state, and federal pretrial issues, including pretrial detention, risk assessment, cost-benefits, the use of bail and diversion. Dr. Marie VanNostrand of Luminosity, Inc. presented “Pretrial Decisions Determine Mostly Everything.”

Columbia Law School: Rewriting the Sentence Summit on Alternatives to Incarceration

The Rewriting the Sentence Summit highlighted a vast array of innovative alternative approaches to criminal justice currently isolated in pockets throughout the country, and brought together leaders of innovation in the field to broadcast best practices and ideas for further implementation of alternatives.  Marie VanNostrand, Ph.D., Director of Data Analytics at Luminosity, spoke at the session “Risk Assessment: A Feature or a Bug? Perspectives on a Complex Debate” with Elizabeth Glazer Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice; Insha Rahman Program Director, Vera Institute of Justice; and Julian Adler Director of Policy and Research, Center for Court Innovation.

Dr. Marie VanNostrand (2nd from left) speaking at Columbia Law School
Dr. Marie VanNostrand (2nd from left) speaking at Columbia Law School

National Symposium on Pretrial Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the Pretrial Justice Institute convened leaders from significant criminal justice stakeholder organizations and the pretrial community to update the important conversations of the 1964 National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice. Featured speakers included Attorney General Eric Holder, American Bar Association President William T. Robinson, and President of the Conference of Chief Justices, Eric T. Washington. Dr. Marie VanNostrand of Luminosity, Inc. spoke about her research on the intersect of the risk principle and the law in the pretrial setting.

National Symposium on Pretrial Justice