Adopt a court reminder system.

Target actors: Courts.

Research shows that court date reminders can reduce failure to appear rates by as much as 25 to 50 percent.Marie VanNostrand, Kenneth Rose, and Kimberly Weibrecht, State of the Science of Pretrial Release Recommendations and Supervision (Rockville, MD: Pretrial Justice Institute, 2011), 16-20, Courts should set up mechanisms to send automated court date reminders to all people with court dates. Reminders should be sent without requiring people to opt in and should include clear instructions for accessing the courthouse as well as information regarding consequences for missing court.