Tennessee has implemented a pilot pretrial assessment project in Nashville and Knoxville. The project seeks to enhance public safety and improve criminal justice efficiency and effectiveness by eliminating the unnecessary use of pretrial detention. The pilot sites will determine which charges will qualify for consideration in this project, and then an assessment will be chosen and tested.
State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs
(Press Release): Three finalist sites chosen for Tennessee Pretrial Assistance (Community Resources for Justice, 2015)
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