Day 3 - Office of Community Corrections - Less jail, more support - How the Community Justice Support Center serves as an alternative to bail or as a condition of release for risk of flight or dangerousness

Event Start:
11/30/2023 4:00 PM
Event End:
11/30/2023 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This program is online only.

CPCS approved 2.0 credits per session for the Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, YAD, Parole, Mental Health Parole and SORB/SDP panels.

The CAFL, YAD Appeals and MHLD Appeals panels are approved for 2.0 credits for day 2 only.

The MHLD Appeals panel is approved for 2.0 credits for Day 3 only.

To receive credits attendees must be logged on during the program for a minimum of 80% of the conference time. Certificates will be emailed to all attendees who were logged onto the program for at least 80% of the program time. A separate certificate will be emailed for each day.


Massachusetts has seen significant decreases in incarcerated populations over the last few years.  These decreases, however, have been mostly attributable to sentencing practices rather than decision-making around pretrial incarceration due to bail or pretrial detention.  Since 2018 the Sheriff’s Association has reported a 40% decline in the number of people in custody for a sentence to the House of Correction from 3,588 in June 2018 to 2,149 in June 2023. During the same period the number of people being held in jail pending trial decreased from 4,731 to 4,030 or only 15%. ( 2018’s Criminal Justice Reform Act provides access to the Community Justice Support Centers in lieu of bail, or as a condition of release. Courts can order Pretrial Treatment, wherein clients access the array of treatment, education, and employment services available at a Support Center.


Vincent Lorenti, Director of Community Corrections, Massachusetts Probation Service

Rep. Michael Day, House Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Expert on Pretrial Services

Pamerson Ifill, Deputy Commissioner of Probation, Pretrial Services Division

Program Manager, Office of Community Corrections

Testimonial from Support Center client

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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