Since 2016, researchers with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have been studying the implementation of the Indiana Risk Assessment System – Pretrial Assessment Tool (IRAS-PAT) in Indiana. This research team has expanded and evolved to include Dr. Eric Grommon (IUPUI), Dr. Evan Lowder (George Mason University), Dr. Brad Ray (Wayne State University), and Spencer Lawson (Michigan State University). Research team biographies are listed toward the bottom of this page.
During this event, researchers and community stakeholders (Judge Mark Spitzer, Chair of the Indiana EBDM Pretrial Work Group; Stephanie Ruggles, Director of Pretrial Services, Hamilton County; and Troy Hatfield, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Monroe County) will describe pretrial reform efforts in Indiana, provide examples of risk assessment implementation, share validation findings to-date, and present findings from a National Institute Justice-funded study (2018-R2-CX-0023) on the impact of pretrial risk assessments on pretrial release decisions and pretrial misconduct outcomes in four Indiana counties.
This event is intended for both researchers and practitioners nationally who are interested in the use of pretrial risk assessments to inform pretrial decision-making.