At its public meeting on January 19, Judicial Council members heard a report that the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment can reduce misconduct and failure to appear rates for criminal defendants.
At its public meeting on January 19 in San Francisco, Judicial Council members will hear from Dr. Edward J. Latessa, a nationally recognized expert on the promising use of evidence-based practices in pretrial risk assessment.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil Sakauye, in her annual address to the Legislature, outlines the judicial branch's progress and touches on issues of fair and equity in access to justice. View transcript + video
SAN DIEGO—During its public meeting on October 27-28, the Judicial Council heard, considered, or took action on items related to court funding, judgeship needs, filing statistics, pretrial detention, and Court Adoption and Permanency Month.
(Subscription required) The reassignment of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who has been under fire since he gave a light sentence to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault, satisfied neither his critics nor his supporters.
The Justice Department recently decided to phase out the confinement of federal inmates in private prisons, but tens of thousands of state prisoners — including 10,700 from California — will remain in the corporate-owned institutions that a government report has criticized over safety and security.