Data for the Defense: What’s going on in JSIN pilot districts?
In March 2023, the FJC launched a new pilot study examining the impacts of including sentencing data from the Commission's JSIN data tool in Presentence Investigation Reports. A reported 31 districts have been assigned as pilot district and should expect to see JSIN results included in presentence reports. In this presentation attendees will get a quick refresher on the capabilities and limitations of JSIN as well as a discussion on the Pilot Study design and how this may affect defense strategies at sentencing (and beyond).
Allison Bruning is a data analyst with the National Sentencing Resource Counsel Project. Before joining SRC, Allison was a Lecturer at Texas State University. Prior to that she received an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from the Mississippi State University.
Tina Woehr, Texas-born and Tucson-based, is an attorney with the National Sentencing Resource Counsel Project. Before she joined SRC, Tina was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the District of Arizona and the Southern District of Texas. Prior to that she was an associate with the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Tina received their J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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