Multnomah County was awarded $2 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) in 2017 to implement strategies that address the main drivers of the local jail population, including unfair and ineffective practices that take a particularly heavy toll on people of color, low-income communities, and people with mental health and substance abuse issues. In 2020, Multnomah County was again awarded an additional $2 million. As part of the SJC work, Multnomah County stakeholders asked Justice System Partners (JSP) to conduct a pretrial system assessment, hoping to identify efficiencies in the pretrial system that could improve the pretrial system in Multnomah County.

Relevant and Supporting Materials

Pretrial Resource Guide (1.6 MB)

Presiding Judge Order regarding pretrial release prior to arraignment or first appearance in Multnomah County

Public Safety Assessment (PSA) presentation to the Multco Policy Team February 21, 2020 (Video)

Multnomah County Pretrial System Assessment Presentation January 31, 2020 (295.5 KB)

Multnomah County Pretrial Assessment Report 2020 (7.32 MB)

Best Practices Library

APPR Pretrial Research Summaries

Compliance_Smarter Pretrial Solutions Technical Violations - PJI 2019 (358.79 KB)

Research on the Effectiveness of Pretrial Support Supervision Services 5.28.2020 (1.3 MB)

The Empirical Case for Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments (110.4 KB)