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January-February 2017 , Page 14 

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NACDL News: NACDL Releases Pretrial Justice Manual for New Jersey Practitioners; Additional States Forthcoming

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) and the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJ OPD), and with grant support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, on Dec. 13, 2016, NACDL released The New Jersey Pretrial Justice Manual in an effort to support New Jersey attorneys as they work to end pretrial injustice in the state.

“Criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey will have a critical need for guidance as to how best to represent their clients under the new pretrial legal regime set to take effect there on Jan. 1, 2017,” explained NACDL President Barry J. Pollack. “It has been long-standing NACDL policy to advocate for a strong presumption of pretrial release and to advocate against conditioning pre-release on the ability to post money bonds, which result in people being incarcerated solely because they lack financial means. Since each person is innocent until proven guilty, pretrial detention should be the exception, n

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