Overview of the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release
In June 2015, the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada unanimously approved a resolution creating a Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release in Nevada.
The purposes of the Committee are to study the current pretrial release system and to examine alternatives and improvements to that system through evidence-based practices and current risk assessment tools. Under the Chairmanship of Justice James W. Hardesty, the Committee will ultimately make recommendations to the Judicial Council and the Nevada Supreme Court regarding possible strategies for reforming and improving Nevada’s pretrial release system.
Committee membership consists of members of the Nevada judiciary, lawyers practicing criminal law in Nevada, and court services officers and management staff from counties throughout Nevada.
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