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Chief judge, DA, public defender to talk about risk-assessment system

Three stakeholders in Milwaukee County’s criminal justice system will be appearing at a Marquette University Law School event to discuss the county’s use of a risk-assessment system.

Milwaukee County has been using the Public Safety Assessment system to provide guidance in bail decisions. The system is designed to help judges take advantage of research into risks that a defendant will engage in violence, commit a new crime or fail to return to court before trial.

Chief Judge Maxine White, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and First Assistant State Public Defender Tom Reed will appear “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. May 24 at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, to discuss how the system has been working in the county so far. Gousha is a broadcast journalist and the law school’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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