Criminal Justice Experts Propose Pretrial Reforms in New Report

HOUSTON, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin today released videos and a report that focused on issues examining pretrial policies and procedures from a suspect's arrest to trial. The resources stem from a statewide symposium held earlier this year at the University of Houston called "Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People: New Strategies for Confronting Today's Challenges."

The report, which is derived from symposium proceedings, details experts' recommendations on such issues as policing, pretrial diversion for persons with mental illness, bail reform, jail safety and suicide prevention.  Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, prepared the compilation with the assistance of her graduate students.

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