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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 2418–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.8
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jerome E. McElroy Concern over the injustice of the money bail system led the founders of the Vera Institute of Justice to design and implement the Manhattan Bail Project in 1961. The Project demonstrated that people with strong ties to the community could be safely released from custody without...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24110–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.10
Published: 01 October 2011
... recruited as Vera staff interviewers and received a period of training during which they learned how the arraignment court functioned. . . . . IV. Launching the Manhattan Bail Project On October 16, 1961, after months of detailed planning, the Manhattan Bail Project began operations. Specifics attending the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24113–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.13
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jon Wool New Orleans in 2011 finds itself facing many of the same problems New York City faced in 1961 when the founders of the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Manhattan Bail Project: Too many people are held in pretrial detention who could be released without risk to public safety; the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32142–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.1.42
Published: 01 October 2019
... criminal justice system to examine the policy and cul- ture changes taking place in this arena. The summit high- lighted a vast array of innovative alternative approaches to criminal justice, currently isolated in pockets throughout the country. I had the privilege of directing the project. Over two days...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2016; 29122–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2016.29.1.22
Published: 01 October 2016
... boroughs. Founded in 1973 as the Vera Institute s Manhattan Bail Project, CJA evolved from the nation s pioneer in the use of a risk assessment instrument to advise courts about the likelihood that if released on recognizance (ROR ed) in lieu of bail, a defendant would return to court on their next...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2013; 262128–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2013.26.2.128
Published: 01 December 2013
... objective screening for risk of flight. The Manhattan Bail Project revolutionized the pretrial process.8 Today, many jurisdictions have pretrial services agencies that provide the court with objective investigative reports and recommen- dations to aid in detention and release decisions. An assessment of a...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 2414–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.4
Published: 01 October 2011
... experiments to address this issue with action-oriented interventions. This pilot project technique provides great flexibility, allowing planners to adopt successful programs or change the approach on short notice, as needed. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing poverty Manhattan Bail Project...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24162–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.62
Published: 01 October 2011
... first demonstration project, the Manhattan Bail Project, Vera continues to identify problems and propose solutions in order to improve the systems people rely on for justice. The pres- ent economic crisis has spurred jurisdictions throughout the United States to find creative ways to increase revenue...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 2411–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.1
Published: 01 October 2011
... introduction to this issue and to Vera s modus operandi. In terms of substance, many of the solutions Vera identified in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s remain more relevant today than ever before. The pretrial services model launched in 1961 as the Manhattan Bail Project continues to influence the evolving field...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24150–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.50
Published: 01 October 2011
... fairness and safety in the aftermath of harm The project is the first of its kind in this country and, just as with the Manhattan Bail Project in 1961, Vera hopes that its demonstration and evaluation will contribute cru- cial and unprecedented knowledge to the field. This article focuses specifically on...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24121–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.21
Published: 01 October 2011
... made NDS different? Structured differently from court-based public defenders, its physical location miles from the Manhattan courthouses but close to both its cli- ents homes and the scenes of many of the crimes it investigated allowed staff to find witnesses and docu- ment clients backgrounds...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2009; 214248–250 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2009.21.4.248
Published: 01 April 2009
... the Manhattan District Attor- ney s Office, often applying lessons I had learned in Dan s RONALD WEICH* class. At some point I thought to reestablish contact with him but was a bit embarrassed that we had not spoken for some time and was not sure he would remember me. Of course he did. Dan is a great...