The PSA Implementation Guides are designed to help criminal justice professionals successfully incorporate the PSA into their jurisdiction’s pretrial systems. The guides and their supporting resources will enable local leaders and their implementation teams to plan, integrate, test, and launch the PSA with fidelity.
The guides are organized by the six phases of the PSA implementation process. Each guide concisely describes an implementation task and supports the implementation team with instructions, examples, and template resources. The guides include comprehensive materials to train people on scoring the PSA, presentation resources to introduce the PSA to local stakeholders, and materials that will help policy teams consider how their pretrial decision-making processes may change as a result of using a research-based pretrial assessment.
Individuals responsible for implementing the PSA in their jurisdiction should review all of the guides in their entirety and share them with implementation team members as appropriate.
All guides are available as web pages or for download as individual PDF files. The resources supporting each guide are available for download, individually or combined in a single file.