ACLU of New Jersey
Civil Rights Corps
Pretrial Justice Institute
Prison Policy Initiative
Safety + Justice Challenge
Silicon Valley De-Bug
The Bail Project
Vera Institute of Justice
Law Review Publications
Do Attorneys Really Matter: The Empirical and Legal Case for the Right of Counsel at Bail, Colbert, Pasternostor, Bushway, 23 Cardozo L.R. 101 (2002)
Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention, Heaton, P., Mayson, S., Stevenson, M., 69 Stanford Law Rev. 711 (2017)
Towards an Optimal Bail System, C.S. Yang, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1450 (2017)
Undoing the Bail Myth: Pretrial Reforms to End Mass Incarceration, Rahman, 46 Fordham Urban L.J. 845 (2019)
Bail Reformers Aren't Waiting for Bail Reform, Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project, Aus. 23, 2016
The Failure to Appear Fallacy, Ethan Corey and Puck Lo, The Appeal, Jan. 9, 2019
The Future Of Pretrial Justice Is Not Money Bail Or System Supervision - It’s Freedom And Community, Raj Jayadev - SV De-Bug - April 4, 2019
Public Opinion and Messaging
Americans Back Limiting Pretrial Detention, Expanding Release, Pew Charitable Trust (2018)
Media Toolkit for Pretrial Justice Partners, PJI (2017)
Public Opinion Poll on Jails and Local Criminal Justice Systems, RTI International and Zogby Analytics (2018)
Survey on American Money Bail System, Americans Recognize Inequities in Pretrial Justice System and Support Reforms, Charles Koch Institute (2018)
Reports and Policies
8 Basic Principles for Money Bail Reform, Katal Center, 2017
A New Vision for Pretrial Justice, ACLU, 2019
Effects of Pretrial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges, Dobbie, W., Goldin, J., Yang, C., American Econ. Rev. (2018)
Evaluating the Impact of Eliminating Prosecutorial Requests for Cash Bail, Ouss and Stevenson (2019)
Freedom Denied: How the Culture of Detention Created a Federal Jailing Crisis University of Chicago Law School Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, (2022)
Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention, Vera (2019)
Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform, Criminal Justice Policy Program, (2016)
Not In It For Justice: How California's Pretrial Detention and Bail System Unfairly Punishes Poor People, Human Rights Watch (2017)
Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing high rates of rural pretrial incarceration, Right on Crime and Texas Public Policy Foundation (2018)
Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America, Vera Institute of Justice
The Hidden Costs of Pretrial Detention, Lowenkamp, VanNostrand, Holsinger (2013)
Incarceration Trends, An interactive state and county-level map detailing incarceration data, Vera Institute for Justice
Q&A Pretrial Incarceration, Bail, Human Rights Watch (2018)
Where Pretrial Improvements are Happening, Pretrial Justice Institute (2019)
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!