Research on Videoconferencing at Post-Arraignment Release Hearings: Phase I Final Report

This report summarizes findings from Phase 1 of NIJ's project to identify protocols that improve practices and maximize return on investment using videoconferencing to expedite post-arraignment release from custody for defendants who are being held in jail custody awaiting trial. Findings are based on expert workgroup meetings, site visits and interviews with stakeholders. Themes include: videoconferencing implementation and planning; training and staff needs; security considerations; court decorum; audio and video equipment; accommodating court and jail procedures and restrictions; inclusion of victims in the process; defendants’ rights and accommodating special needs; court document imaging and sharing; and storing, archiving, and use of videoconferencing data.

Federal Sponsor Agency: NIJ

Provider: ICF International

Publication Date: 2015

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