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Mar 4, 2020

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Renee Berard, partner at the Alex Levay Law Firm.

Renee joins us to discuss the criminal justice system within Loudoun County as we dive into the roles of implicit bias, mental health and substance abuse, and what potential changes might occur under Buta Biberaj’s administration.

In this episode we discuss:

  • A look into Buta Biberaj’s successful Campaign and bail reform [2:05]
  • Loudoun County’s Pre-Trial Services Program [7:07]
  • Renee’s predictions on how petty crimes will be handled [12:06]
  • The role of implicit bias in determining penalties [18:20]
  • Mental health, substance abuse, and incarceration [26:10]
  • Renee’s opinion on Loudoun County’s drug court and mental health docket [28:16]

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Electric Critters by Phillip Gross is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

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