Charge-based risk assessment exclusions are administrative policies that prevent individuals from receiving a pretrial risk assessment because they have been charged with certain types
of offenses, such as violent crimes, DUI, contempt of court, probation violations, and sex offenses. Exclusions are separate from statutory requirements for detention and release and
are commonly implemented to protect public safety. However, they can have unintended negative public safety consequences.
CJI’s new report, “Missing the Full Picture,” explores how the use of charge-based exclusions can lead to worse outcomes in pretrial systems.