Seeking Evidence-Based Solutions: Introduction to MDRC’s Work on Pretrial Justice Reform

This three-minute video introduces the challenges facing the nation’s court systems as they seek to ensure the fair treatment of defendants and curb growing jail populations, while maintaining court appearances by defendants and the safety of the public.

The MDRC Center for Criminal Justice Research works with national and local criminal justice agencies, policymakers, courts, and community-based organizations to answer pressing questions that improve both the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and the outcomes of individuals involved in it.