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Free Recorded Webcast (September 2019)

Training Description: Nationwide, courts are moving towards the use of evidence-based risk assessment tools because they help guarantee that a pretrial release decision is based on the individual's risk of failure to appear or the threat that he or she poses to public safety rather than the individual's ability to pay bail. This instills greater fairness and consistency into the process.

On March 21, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court, at the recommendation of the JCSN’s Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release, filed an Order Adopting Statewide Use of the Nevada Pretrial Risk Assessment. 

In preparation for statewide implementation of the NPRA, three, individual courses are offered, providing focused training for Judges, attorneys, or court staff and other stakeholders who will complete the assessment.  These sessions will address a variety of topics including the work of the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release; the development, validation, and implementation processes behind the Nevada Pretrial Risk Assessment; methods for utilizing the tool; and strategies for overcoming challenges.

Faculty: Robin Sweet, Jamie Gradick, JD, and John McCormick, Supreme Court of Nevada Administrative Office of the Courts; James Austin, Ph.D., JFA Institute; Judge Stephen J. Bishop, Ely Justice Court, Judge Scott E. Pearson, Reno Justice Court, and Judge Diana L. Sullivan, Las Vegas Justice Court (Judges only); Evie Grosenick, Esq., Washoe County Public Defender’s Office, Tracy Ip, Esq., Office of the Clark County Public Defender, and Brian J. Kochevar, Esq., Office of the Clark County District Attorney (Attorneys only); and Rukiya Dorsey, Washoe County Pretrial Services and Anna Vasquez, Clark County Pretrial Services (Court Staff/Other Assessors only).

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judicial officers and quasi-judicial officers, court staff, and other stakeholders involved in the evidence-based pretrial risk assessment process.

Continuing Education Credit: Up to 1.5 CLE/CJE Note: CLE Credit for these courses are approved through December 31, 2022, and then will be stale dated.

Register: The training requires access to the Distance Education Program’s (DEP) secure, password-protected website. The site may be accessed by current Nevada Judicial officers, court personnel (e.g. active judges, quasi-judicial officers, court employees, and retired judges), and appropriate stakeholders at the following links:

  • Nevada judicial officers, click here (direct link to judge’s course page);
  • Nevada court personnel, click here (direct link to assessor’s course page);
  • Nevada attorneys, click here (direct link to attorney’s course page);
  • other court stakeholders, click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view request an account.

If you need an account or have forgotten your password, please contact the AOC’s Distance Education Program (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) via email with “Account Inquiry/Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool” in the “Subject” field. 

Technical Requirements:

This live webinar is being offered via GoToTraining by Citrix. Please check with your IT department to ensure computer internet compatibility so as to avoid technical difficulties on the day of training. Especially take note: GoToTraining utilizes the most current Java update. Attention hand-held device users: The GoToTraining app is also available on hand-held devices such as iPhone/iPad (iOS 9 or later) and Android (4.4 or higher).

These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Administrative Office of the Courts, or Judicial Education nor provide any warranties as to the currency and accuracy of the information in these works. Users are reminded to check the subsequent changes to rules of court and statutes cited in the works before relying on them. Questions regarding a specific education session should be directed to the faculty of that session.